Outlier

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353 reviews
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$30 and under
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American

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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.

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Outlier happy hour

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

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 6 June 2019

Ends: 7 June 2118

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

What 353 People Are Saying
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3.9
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4.1
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3.9
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3.5
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MB
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

Overall experience was good but not many vegan options.

CW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

3rd visit, 1st for brunch. We will be back. Service was good, waiter recognized me and said welcome back.

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Big fans of Sazerak. New restaurant has a more urban ambiance but quite a bit noisier unfortunately. Wood fired items were great. Burgers mediocre. Prices quite high. Happy Hour was fabulous and good value. Next time we will skip dinner and just do happy hour. Wish they had some tables for happy hour line Sazerak did.

P
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

The salmon bowl was good but a little saucy and lacked depth. I wouldn’t get it again. On the positive the salmon was a large portion and cooked perfectly but they reigned but putting a sugary sauce on it.

C
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Nice cocktail and bourbon list. Standard, modern day "one of each kind of protein" style menu. My coworker had the Salmon and she said it was good and the portion size was decent. However I had the Short Rib and, while it was tasty, the portion size was embarrassing. You literally get one tiny "nugget" of Short Rib, and I'm not kidding like 1 carrot and 1 baby parsnip, and a little potato square measuring about 1 1/2" wide. $32 for about 4 bites of food. Tasty sure, but quite the rip off. I do not recommend ordering the Short Rib if you are looking for any sort of dinner main dish - you will leave hungry.

BB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Portions are small, make sure to order sides. Food is great. The Outlier should invest in new silverware.

S
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall3Food1Service5Ambience2

It was the only place that had any reservations available on short notice, now I know why. The food was a huge disappointment. My chicken was dry. My aunt's pork was way over salted. They charged 6 dollars for a tiny piece of stale bread. Definitely not worth what they charge for food! The wine portions and service was good.

BR
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Nice place for lunch or cocktails. Good variety in the menu, from steak frites (great) to grilled cheese/tomato soup. Try the fried chicken sandwich. Space somehow feels a little off though, too spartan to be cozy, but not not homey.

BS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Way to loud to have a business conversation.

e
Seattle
24 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great lunch. Had food less than 5 minutes from our order.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall4Food2Service5Ambience5

The thanksgiving buffet was not worth $65pp considering the lack of food options available. I would expect a buffet to have enough options to vary my plate from my other guests. The only real option was the salad and potatoes but other than that, it was very basic fare. I could’ve easily spent my $400 on hiring a personal chef and had a better experience. Also, I had to ask the staff to relight the heater under the frozen sweet potatoes. Overall, the food was average yet lacking in seasoning or just too tart (the raspberry compote).

I’ll visit again though, but only on a regular menu

f
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Attended for Thanksgiving brunch/dinner. It was very good. The salads were excellent, I think I was just in the mood for salad maybe. The mashed potatoes were great. Overall food was really good. Service was busy but did a good job. Good selection of wine too!

OT
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Thanksgiving Buffet
All was great

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Excellent staff. The food was good for the Thanksgiving buffet but it wasn’t worth $65 a person. I won’t be doing that again.

JM
Portland
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a very nice Thanksgiving buffet brunch. Waitress was great!!

SF
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Outlier was a pleasant surprise! I’d made reservations elsewhere, but the other restaurant had some kind of mechanical problem and suddenly closed for a couple of days, abruptly canceling my reservation there. I scrambled and wound up with a table for 3 at Outlier. The atmosphere wasn’t quite as cozy as I’d hoped, but everything else about it was perfect: great menu selections, yummy food, helpful & attentive employees, and good value for the money. I was really pleased, and will go there again. Only recommendation: put a sign on the connecting door to Hotel Monaco’s lobby, so guests know to go that way and avoid the rain!!!

MK
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

It's a little loud! However we were seen quickly during the lunch rush. It was nice for me to be able to have lunch with friends and still get back to work after clocking out for exactly one hour. Super friendly staff!

g
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

I would suggest Outlier if a person was going downtown already.

KL
Seattle
26 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place, always good food and service!

MA
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience3

The server was very pleasant and attentive and the room was fine. The food however was thoroughly disappointing, especially for a Restaurant Week experience/pricing. The cauliflower starter was fine, nothing special. 2 of us had the salmon dish which was swimming in a tasteless, luke-warm butter sauce (completely unnecessary) and the unrecognizable grain underneath the fish was just a soggy mess. My friend who had the beef was a bit more pleased. We each had a different dessert. The yam was best, but my chocolate cake was dry and dull; it wasted "day old". My friend had the apple galette > the crust managed to be both dry and undercooked, and again, nearly flavorless. A little cinnamon or something would have helped. We won't be back.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience4

Food was not that good for the price you pay. My pork was over cooked and too dry.

OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

I’ve always enjoyed everything I’ve had, however, the falafel sandwich was dry and lacking any flavor. French fries are fabulous!

K
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

came for restaurant week to try something new and will definitely be coming back here! food and drinks were both amazing. i went with a group of friends before a show at the triple door which was great to be able to walk over after dinner. all of the staff were very friendly

A
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience4

Unfortunately our experience at best was just ok. Our server was unfriendly and could hardly bring herself to speak to us or make eye contact. She could not bring herself to say hello just "can I get a drink started for you?" The chicken was good and the mint was a delightful touch but unfortunately it stopped there. The potatoes it came with were flavorless and the cauliflower we got as a side was cold in the middle as was our bread starter. As our night came to a close our server didn't even offer a thank you or have a good night. She cleared our plates and tossed our check on the table with nothing else to offer. In a town with so much to offer the culinary scene dinner left us feeling like we made a poor selection.

C
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

Fine-dining prices, mediocre food and poor service. Very noisy, more a bar ambience than restaurant. Server was never around and always in a hurry. Given the many fantastic dining choices in Seattle, Outlier needs to up its game to be competitive.

D
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Had a wonderful dinner here before going to a concert at Benaroya. Really nice space, and I really like how they've arranged their booths. A bit loud, but what restaurant isn't these days? Menu is a little on the smaller side, but that's not a bad thing. Everything sounded amazing, so picking dishes was still challenging. Food was delicious! We ordered the Caesar salad, salmon, and the Pancit PNW. There is an option to add chicken to the Pancit PNW which was tasty but not worth the $6 extra. My only complaint is that it ended up being a pretty expensive dinner. The service was great. A bit more on the leisurely side, so we ended up not having time for dessert, but I never felt forgotten about or neglected. Overall great time, and I look forward to trying out more items on the menu.

RB
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our Server (Javier) took the time to explain all the choices and his recommendations... We were happy with his attention to detail and service.

SR
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I joined a friend from out of town for a leisurely lunch and both of us thoroughly enjoyed the food, the service and the ambiance. I will definitely return and recommend the restaurant to others.

JO
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Was a full hour for brunch, with one drink and one entree each. Server didn't even refill our water glass. Underwhelming at best.

TK
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Pre Seahawks breakfast! 4 out of towners chose your place for breakfast. Omelets were great.

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall3Food5Service4Ambience2

They seemed understaffed and were out of items. The bartender was late so we had to wait a while till we could order drinks. The staff they did have on were great. Our server and the host were very pleasant and the teamwork there was refreshing to see. The food was impeccable.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our dinner at Outlier was one the highlights of my recent Seattle trip. The industrial-inspired and modern decor, the courteous staff, and of course, the eclectic and oh-so-delicious food, made our experience a great one. Executive Chef Sinsay brilliantly marries the traditional flavors and local ingredients of the PNW and combines it with subtle hints of SE Asian flavors. This combination makes his menu extremely unique and exceptionally delicious. My favorite dishes: Binchotan Grilled Oysters, Whole fish crudo and the Ube Dessert. You can’t go wrong!

DC
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really great food, fast seating. Noise level is a bit on the loud side at lunch, but otherwise everything is great!

MW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great spot in Seattle. You can enjoy a nice casual lunch or business lunch in this restaurant.

OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience2

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

Salmon rice bowl was delicious!

AB
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience1

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
4 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience1

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
2 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

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
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

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

EP
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was creative and very tasty.
Service was excellent