Shaker + Spear

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$30 and under
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Seafood
Shaker + Spear is all about seafood paired with fresh, regional ingredients. We invite you to enjoy dishes and drinks in a neighborly atmosphere set among one of Seattle's coolest neighborhoods, Belltown. Helmed by Chef Carolynn Spence, Shaker + Spear features market fresh and decidedly innovative fare focused on local sourcing and sustainable fishing. Shaker + Spear is a restaurant favorite of visitors seeking a respite from a busy day of shopping at nearby Pike Place Market or walking along the Puget Sound. A nightcap at the adjacent Pennyroyal bar satisfies both parties nightly until 12am.
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London
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent, Excellent, Excellent! Super creative dishes, fabulous food - would highly recommend. Buzzy atmosphere, attentive staff especially Katie our lovely server who was a delight. We will be back! Thank you for a great evening. X

WM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 2

We waited 30 minutes for our reservation to be ready. A sparkling water took longer than expected. And we were told to put in all our orders at once by the chef both apps and dinner which was odd. Server seemed very out of sorts: short, hectic. When food was served servers didn’t know who order what. Service in general seem out of sorts and lost. Food was excellent as always. Very delicious.

JM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We really enjoyed Shaker + Spear and thought it was our best meal in Seattle. They just switched to the fall menu. We had smickles and sardines with calabrian peppers to start. Then had the beet and feta salad. We split the whole snapper and lamb meatballs for the main course. Everything was excellent and the service was wonderful. We will dine here again when we return to Seattle.

l
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Not enough waitstaff for the number of people there; the pancake was a pan cake...too heavy the latter was more like a coffee with froth; we were asked to leave at 11 so that they could set up for lunch.

KF
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I absolutely loved Shaker + Spear! I came here for my boyfriend's birthday and we had an excellent dinner, which ended with a birthday dessert that came with hand written notes on a copy of the menu. Very thoughtful. Our server was extremely attentive and knew everything about the food and wine on the menu. I would recommend the charred octopus and the scallops!

P
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

First impression--WOW! The staff are friendly and full of joy. We were immediately seated and Robin, our waiter, was super friendly and full of welcoming information. Robin provided us with information on food options and she helped us design an amazing meal. The open kitchen design allowed for us to watch the Chief and her team!! Iron focus this team. Food was made to order and full of flavor. I can not speak a hard work towards to staff, food, or ambiance. We fully enjoyed our meals and the seafood was fresh, fresh, fresh.

JC
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We had 11:30am lunch which is actually a brunch menu and very different from their dinner menu. The service was excellent. We had standard brunch fare (pancakes, eggs benedict) and it was very well executed. Our server was great and promptly refilled our coffee cups without us having to wave her down. While this is a review of their brunch, I have had dinner here and it was excellent!

JU
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic through & through-can't wait to return! The scallops were the best I have ever had & the service & attention to detail outstanding!

a
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Fantastic Chef. All the dishes were delicious, with unusual and complex flavorings and textures. A real foodie treat!

CK
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very tasty food and top notch service. Highly recommend.

CM
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food here was absolutely amazing! We had seafood in every bite and it was glorious! Wine list was very good and paired nicely with the amazing seafood

C
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outrageously delicious. We got the chicken and dumplings (plate licking good) and the seafood paella was equally spectacular. The appetizers and drinks were perfect and ambiance was delightful! A+

MW
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Very warm and friendly service, delicious food (Scotch olives!!! Chicken and dumplings!!!) Perfect pre- theater nosh!

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Everything was tasty. You should definitely try octopus. Raw oysters were so fresh. The service was really good too.

e
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We celebrate most of our occasions here - it's a special place with great vibe and great food!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great food. Excellent service. Easy to be there.

SG
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and drinks. The waitress had great recommendations. Will definitely be coming back again.

OT
New York Area
87 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome experience!

A
Des Moines
8 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is a very upbeat, progressive, fun place to eat. The food was excellent and the service, flawless.

D
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our son suggested the venue, so it was our first time there and our brunch was great! Love the menu and the dishes did not disappoint. Very happy that we could make a reservation and they sat us at a round table. Perfect! We will go again.

JB
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food = fantastic, server became our friend, one dish was 5 min late so chef came out to serve us personally. Going back next week. I want to be a regular here.

o
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu and the chef. She took time to explain everything and was able to hasten our orders so we could make our concert on time. I will go back when I can spend more time enjoying the excellent food and relaxed atmosphere.

OT
San Diego
31 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

The food took a long time to get to us and some of it was cold. Many creative dishes that may not shine if the service is slow. And they add a service charge due to the high minimum wage in Seattle, which they suggested did not go to the staff???

GB
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding Pacific Northwest ingredients (not all but many). Thoughtful preparation in every dish. The flavors are what you imagine the perfect dish to be for what you’ve ordered. I can’t say enough for the lovely staff. They are welcoming, fun, and another reason to show up here for dinner. After a long day at the office I can count on wondrous food, and people who are a pleasure to be around. Miriam, Nicholas, Heidi - balance friendly and professionalism. We love this place.

ST
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was on point, well actually even more! Thank you ✨💜👌

EL
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Friends told us to go there and I’m glad we did. It was very good and the food was great. We had a terrific server, sorry I don’t remember his name but we were from out of town and I really appreciated how thoughtful and attentive he was. It was a Sunday last week if that helps but he was exceptional and as much as I loved the place, his service made it better. Thank you!

N
Raleigh
76 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great server, atmosphere, and creative food offerings

t
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Love this restaurant. The food here is in a class of it's own. The dishes are unique in their preparation - always made with super fresh ingredients and rich with creative flavour combinations. The staff are incredibly knowledgeable, friendly and responsive.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic experience! The food was excellent and our server Keegan had incredibly intimate knowledge of the menu and a fabulous personality. Definitely a new favorite.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Staff was impeccable as well as the food. We had several items on the menu and all were spectacular. We’ll be back!

SB
Naples
5 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My Son Ed recommended Shaker and Spear to us
and we’re so glad he did!
From the moment you enter you’re greeted pleasantly. Our Waiter, Keegan is Tops and
the meal prepared by a great team with Carolyn
ensuring satisfaction every step of the way was
Delicious!!!!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing service and food!!!

HH
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing service and incredible food. Loved it!

OT
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love the food here. We ordered small plates and shared as a group. Brussels sprouts, truffle fries, salt cod, peanut shrimp. All so good. My colleges liked the crab cake too. It’s a restaurant I often return to when I want something delicious. They also have great fish dishes.

f
Kansas City
18 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fresh vish, service excellent. Would return

KM
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service and food were outstanding and I highly recommend dining here soon! The server warmly greeted us, explained all items on the menu with enthusiasm without us even asking him to do so. The food was delicious. The artic char was amazing as was the octopus appetizer. And you can't go wrong with their pistachio crumble cake desert.

B
New Mexico
41 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The Arctic Char was a good choice. If you have room for dessert the black currant sorbet with fresh berries was the best I’ve ever had.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

This was our second time here, but our first in the main dining room. The ambiance and service were good. Our server was friendly, attentive, and warm. The noise level, however, was a tad on the noisier side and my partner and I had some difficulty hearing each other during parts of our meal. The food was quite good. We thought that the preparation of octopus here was one of the best we’ve come across. Delicious. The truffle Parmesan fries are a favorite of ours as well. The salmon tartare was the miss for us. It lacked a component to complement the raw salmon whether it was acidity, salt, or an alternative to the Everythjng crackers. Perhaps would have favored housemate potato crisps instead.

The prices were ok. However, as we are originally from NYC we did not expect the prices to be on par as there’s just no comparison. I understand Seattle is a big city and getting rather expensive so I see how the current prices reflect this. At the moment, there’s just too many other restaurants in our new city to try to warrant a repeat visit anytime soon. However, we are both pleased to know that Shaker and Spear is there to provide a good, consistent fine dining experience when in a pinch! Thank you once again!

I
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Whole red snapper was cooked perfectly. Kudos to the chef.

OT
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Most importantly, service was excellent. Good menu suggestions, plus top-notch service. Food was great, overall experience outstanding.

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