Outlier

4.2
319 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Lunch
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Creative Cuisine
OUTLIER is a Seattle gathering place, serving Pacific Northwest cuisine and craft cocktails that are simple and approachable in concept, yet meant to stand out.

The food at Outlier is American in every sense of the word. Not bound by tradition or notions of authenticity, Chef Anthony Sinsay draws on his Filipino heritage and the freshest Pacific Northwest ingredients to make simple, approachable fare as distinctive as the country itself.

The local landscape is constantly evolving, and so are the people who cultivate it. Outlier is an expression of that ever-changing story, as told through our food and cocktails.

Special Offers

Outlier happy hour

Gather at Outlier for $5 beer, $6 cocktails, $7 wine, and seasonal happy hour food items.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 6 June 2019

Ends: 7 June 2118

Availability: Mon-Fri 14:00-17:00

What 319 People Are Saying
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OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

Great lunch spot but VERY loud. Space could use some soft acoustic surfaces.

Salmon rice bowl was delicious!

AB
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 1

It was overwhelmingly loud. I’ve never written this about a restaurant before. The 4 of us at our table literally could not hear each other.

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 1

We went there on a Saturday night. We expected it to be a popular spot based on reviews. We sat on the patio outside and there we no other patrons at 8pm. Inside there we only a few people at the bar. Food and service was good. But very overpriced based on the what we got. Menu pretty limited. We won’t be dining there again.

GM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

We are locals and ended up learning about Outlier through OpenTable as we wanted a dinner spot with outdoor seating and all our regular places were booked during SeaFair weekend. We saw it was downtown, the menu looked good, they had a patio and thought why not? Huge mistake. On the reservation, we noted we wanted patio seating. When we arrived, they said it was closed because they didn't have enough staff. Sadly, there were more employees in the restaurant than customers. The only thing good with our meal were the salads, the chicken skewer appetizer was the worst thing I've ever had and the pizza was average at best. This is clearly a hotel restaurant that is not targeting local people. Total mistake on our part. Next time will wait it out with our better known, established places.

d
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

not a good place to discuss business, too loud. good for social gatherings

EP
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food was creative and very tasty.
Service was excellent

LT
Portland
42 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

Food was good, much better than we would have expected from a hotel based on past experience. The service was....odd and that detracted from the experience.

AW
Milwaukee
11 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Had brunch here with my dad and we absolutely loved it. Food and atmosphere was great and our server was very accommodating.

O
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

This is the 2nd year we have eaten at Outlier during the busy Pride parade, and they have managed to be outstanding. Despite being swamped on one of the busiest days of the year, we received timely and cheerful service, warm and accurate (and yummy!) food, and did not feel rushed to leave our table. Well done!

CF
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

They were very accommodating and the staff was fun and on top of things. It's becoming our team "go to" place as it's near the office and there's enough variety on the menu that everyone is satisfied.

S
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Food was tasteless. I don't agree with their reasoning for passing the minimum wage burden to the consumers. It is not a fast food chain restaurant. For the price of their food, they should be able to pay their employees fair wages.

OT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 1Ambience 4

Waited 10 minutes to be seated/greeted at 8 PM on a Thursday. Burger was over cooked and underwhelming with what seemed like a McDonalds bun for $18. The side salad was tasty and fresh, so maybe stay away from red meat at this location. The service was average and disappointing contrary to the reviews. As a business traveler from SF, I’d suggest other locations to check out authentic Seattle.

TB
Tampa
14 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful atmosphere, and food was on point tasting delicious. Order the roasted chicken, you won't be disappointed.

S
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved the atmosphere and the food was fantastic!

HH
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was great!

LD
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The food was excellent, the service was excellent and the ambiance was perfect. This was for my husband’s birthday and it did not disappoint.

AZ
Portland
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The outlier was an amazing restaurant! My friends and I had great fun there. The food was amazing, the chef was friendly, and the service was great! I really enjoyed my time there.

L
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 5Ambience 4

The ambiance is modern, the bar has a good selection and tasty cocktails. Unfortunately they food is overpriced and uninspiring. The food attempts to be eclectic, but for tapas the portions were smaller than expected and they were missing taste. The muscles were Thai based, super salty with a tasteless curry. The Oysters were super small and only had a vinegar based compliment with it. The Tostada was super small. The only good dish was the Ahi Tuna dish. Honestly, I rather go to Elliots, pay more and get better food.

PW
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Nice and close to a large amount of businesses, including mine, in the area for a nice sit down lunch.

OT
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Terrible experience for mothers day, super expensive brunch buffet, the pastries were old, a hard scone and a dry croissant, the beef started ok but with each cut, it started to be fatter and fatter, the seafood was flavorless completely, I don't know if was because it was a buffet that they forgot to have people in service, no service at all, I order an orange juice that never came.
I was here for drinks a year ago and I recommend this place, at that time was fine, for mother's day it was a disappointing experience ruining the mother's day brunch.

JE
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

The mothers day brunch buffet was quite wonderful. Amazing crab and prime rib. Cocktails were great too.

SF
Oklahoma City
4 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing! Loved the food and omg the OJ!! Super friendly staff!

U
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 5

Happy hour wing size (3wings) is embarrassing. Wings tasted great but that’s such a rip off. That’s 1/4 of a pound for $6, don’t be so cheap nobody is expecting that small a size even for $6 should be at least 6 wings.

O
Baltimore
33 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Didn’t expect to order chicken when PNW area (think salmon) but limited menu choices so I asked server what the top seller is and she said the chicken-so I ordered chicken and it was fabulous! Quite surprised, actually.

MB
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

Birthday dinner for my husband. I put this in on Open Table. I didn’t expect any perks but would have liked to have been checked on by servers more than a couple of fleeting moments.
Food was good.

DR
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

Outlier was a fine, not overly memorable, and loud experience. The acoustics of the room are terrible- so many hard surfaces, it wasnt even that crowded and it was hard to have a conversation. The food was good but quite oversalted. The service was fine. Cocktails overpriced. The wine we had, a Bordeaux from Oregon, was the best thing we tried. Unlikely to return, which is a bummer as it’s always hard to find good restaurants downtown.

F
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great lunch. The food was fast and good and the service excellent.

B
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were very happy with our choice for Easter brunch. The quality service was perfect. We were surprised to see that the restaurant was not full, which made it relaxing for us.

SD
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The meal was good, the service was great. I don't really care for the metal-clad tables...this restaurant does not exude "warmth." The noise was moderate, but I do like how the tables are not one right on top of the other. I was disappointed with the $18 burger, which didn't even come with cheddar cheese (it was cheap american cheese, which certainly has its place, but not on an $18 burger). My friend really enjoyed his chicken bowl, the portion of which was appropriate to the price.

f
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

We were staying at the Hotel Monaco. We decided to try out this restaurant next door. Our waiter was really unfriendly, unhelpful, rude and arrogant. When we asked any questions about the menu, he made us feel like we were annoying him. He made it clear that he would do no substitutions. There were a number of comments he made that were inappropriate and borderline nasty. The food was average. Crab/shrimp salad a disappointment . Mussels were fine, as were the brussel sprouts. They charge $4 for a small plate of substandard bread. The cocktails tasted watered down. Altogether a disappointing experience .

BC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

From the cocktails, appetizers, main course, and service was a perfect 10. Love this restaurant

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

The menu had been made considerably smaller and less innovative since our first time there. The food felt very overpriced for what it was, which was basically tasty but uncreative and uninteresting.

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

A memorable dining experience!

JB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I had one of the best burgers I've ever had! "Outlier" Cheeseburger american cheese, PLOT, smokey island. The sauce on it was amazing as well and the burger stayed juicy until the last bite!

OT
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our server John was fantastic, which set the tone for a great brunch. The food and drinks were as good as advertised.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Service was great food was good

H
Calgary
75 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

The drinks were average but their Korean fried chicken wings were amazing! So tasty and would definitely order again.

B
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Outlier was great experience that we enjoyed very much. Great menu, great food and a great staff in a wonderfully fun an comfortable setting.

f
Seattle
22 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

I ordered a burger for lunch and with the first bite I found it to be excessively salty, and I like salt on my food. Upon delivery to the table, part of the bottom bun was soggy from meat juice, making it challenging to eat because it was very messy and falling apart. I'd suggest they drain off some of the meat juice and perhaps toast the bun to help with this. The kitchen was kind enough to grill some onions for me, which they don't usually do, so I was grateful for that, but I think they added a lot of grease, contributing to the problem. I had salad on the side instead of fries. The ingredients were fresh but I couldn't taste or see any dressing, so it was kind of flavorless. Overall, a disappointing meal, and I won't be back because I think their lunch menu is odd (the burger was the only option for me).

j
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Great cocktails! The food was solid. The mushroom side (which i was SUPER looking forward to!) was way too salty :/

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