The Carlile Room

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758 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
The Carlile Room is Tom Douglas’ 13th restaurant in Seattle. With references to the explosive vibes of the late-sixties/early-seventies in its décor and classic seventies-era lounge cocktails, The Carlile Room presents a thoroughly modern and progressive menu with “plant house” features, and our favorite local meats. Located across from one of Seattle’s storied performance halls, the Paramount Theatre, The Carlile Room will cater to pre and post-theatre crowds with shareable plates and a hearty late night menu.

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It's "Showtime"

Showtime menu with 2 and 3 courses!

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 2 May 2019

Ends: 3 May 2118

Availability: Daily 18:00-22:00

We call it brunchy!!

delicious brunch with hot cooks every Sat and Sun. Special home made Cinnamon Rolls!!!
Party at The Carlile Room

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 4 May 2019

Ends: 5 May 2118

Availability: Sun 10:00-14:00
Sat 10:00-14:00

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OT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Nice atmosphere, good food, great service. Will definitely bring friends here.

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VJ
Detroit
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Four friends and I ate at the Carlile Room right before going to see a stand-up act next door at the Paramount. The service was friendly and timely. The food was excellent. Most of us got the burger, one friend got the cod and one got the beet salad. Everything was delicious. I think most of us plan to come back to the Carlile Room soon. Thanks!

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KW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Carlile was great! The service was outstanding, they really went above and beyond the norm to make sure our meal was perfect. Excellent vegan and vegetarian options, really nice beer selection too!

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L
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience, food and service. Always our go to place in Seattle.

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OT
Seattle
44 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A great brunch place. Friendly efficient staff and great brunch options.

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BY
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely fabulous experience. Great food, beautiful restaurant and location. My waitress went out of her way to make my experience uniquely memorable. Very grateful for having visited.

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MS
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We eat here often. The food is interesting and always well prepared. Servers are super friendly and always willing to accommodate. Food quality is outstanding. Always a great meal and good time.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

This was the 2nd time we have been here, and we really like it. Our waitress was OUTSTANDING, and the food, good. Our friends who went with us LOVED their meals - and I am sure they will be back, as will we.

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SN
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great spot to visit prior to any show located at the Paramount theater. Fantastic staff (Shout out to James!!!) and great food. The giant rainbow plate (mini portions of 5 of their veggie apps) is a must & can double down as a (large) entree. The "smaller" entree sizes do not disappoint & the drinks are very well executed. Bar is first come first serve and can easily be packed to capacity, noise levels rise quickly due to (usually) excitement prior to or after shows (in this case Brit Floyd), definitely somewhere to check out even if just for drinks!!!

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TH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a wonderful evening, Ann helped me with a cab after the dhow at the Paramount which just made me so much more relaxed.. Had a couple of beers and a cheese plate.. watched the Seattle ambiance,, was a lovely Birthday, thanks all at the Carlile
Traci

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

My family and I went before seeing Wicked!

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SH
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Pre show dinner...fantastic. Fava Beans and Morels, Pho french fries. Yum!

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MJ
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We went following a Sunday matinee at the Paramount. We had the stuffed baby squash flowers and radiatore pasta. The food was well-prepared, and the service was excellent. We had a window table, and enjoyed watching the pedestrians without feeling like we were in a fishbowl.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great Music

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B
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was the second time we've been to The Carlile Room. This go round, I'd made reservations a couple of months in advance (because of its location, it gets crowded with theater goers). This night, traffic was horrid trying to get to Seattle. The staff had held our reservation (because we'd called), were friendly, fast and accommodating even though the place was crowded. The orders were taken quickly, the food arrived shortly and by the end of dinner my stress was gone and we entered into the rest of the evening in a positive frame of mind. That was completely because of how awesome Carlile's staff is - from the front desk to the servers to the manager.

I enjoy that the chefs create menus that are inspired by whatever show is going on at the theater. The regular menu has adequate choices without being overwhelming as well. The prices are along the lines of other higher-end restaurants in the city and the quality is as well. I'm fairly sure this will be our "go to" each time we catch a show, and become part of our evening on the town.

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FZ
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Great place to eat and enjoy a different menu. Food was outstanding. Not the fastest service - we sat for 15 minutes before asked for our drink order. Went there before a show at the Paramount. Arrived at 5:45 (ontime), we were seated right away but the wait for service was not very good. Didn't get out of there until 7:20pm and we were not sitting around chatting. We will go back because the food and drinks are OUTSTANDING! But we will go at least 2.5 hours before a show or go without any later plans.

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OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

Delicious food, good cocktails, extremely slow service. Wicked was playing at the Paramount, so it became quite crowded, but even with the crowd I have a problem with waiting for my food for two hours after ordering. Then when we asked the server (very nicely, I might add) if we could get our check with the dessert because we had tickets to the show and were going to be late she replied, “yeah, you and everyone else here.” Though she did fulfill that request, the snark was completely unnecessary, embarrassed me, and we barely made it into the show on time. All in all, the delicious food and proximity to the theatre earns this place its stars. I’d probably go back only if I was seeing a show again, and even then I’d be hesitant due to such slow service and rudeness.

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DB
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had an enjoyable mother-daughter brunch prior to walking across the street to the Paramount Theatre and Wicked performance. We had the steak salad and split the giant mimosa ...perfect combination! We had a great booth by the window and enjoyed the quiet, relaxed atmosphere.

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

Love the cell phone check in. Got lost trying to locate it (from out of town). Staff was fabulous waiting on our arrival and kept our table for us.
The Coconut Cream Pie is out of this world!!!! Would go back just for that!
So convenient to the Paramount too!

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VB
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Carlile Room has become our go to spot before going to the paramount. The food are service are consistently excellent. My friends had a wide variety of menu selections, from the homemade potato chips to kale and beet salads, duck mousse, steak, cod and chicken. All were as beautiful as they were delicious. We always have the highest expectations when we walk into the Carlile...and they are always met.

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JT
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Creative menu that was a bit out of our normal box, but everything we tried was very well balanced and tasty. Though they were rocking, the service was very friendly and attentive. The staff covered for each other as needed to make sure patrons got all the attention they might need. Everyone also seemed to genuinely care about our experience dining with them as well. It was a lot of fun. We will return for sure.

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WB
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Really, really good food and cocktails! We were seeing a play at the Paramount Theatre and this was just steps away. Would highly recommend!

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a
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fresh, creative, delicious

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SR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The french toast was divine! Great location if you're attending a show at The Paramont.

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CD
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wedding anniversary brunch. Literally best breakfast my wife & I have had in years. The French toast sticks were out of this world. We are huge T Douglas fans. We will be back!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Anniversary and complimentary champagne! Everything was amazing. Incredible service

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W
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was a great experience start to finish.

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TK
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding as usual! I have been to this restaurant a lot of times and every time there is something different and delicious on the menu! Desi is a genius!

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EP
Seattle
32 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

A great spot for lunch/dinner before the theater -- whether it's the Paramount (across the street), 5th Avenue or ACT. My dining companion and I had Sunday lunch (they also serve brunch on weekends) before a matinee and enjoyed delicious burgers, salad and a pitcher of mimosas. Great start to a fun afternoon!

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

Lovely place with excellent service. Food here is delicious but the quantity could have been a bit more!
Would recommend curried fries, radiatori pasta and coconut pie as the desert.

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

Great place to grab a bit to eat and drink before heading over to the Paramount. Grab reservations early !

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

So conveniently located near the Paramount Theater, it’s the perfect place for a pre-show dinner. Also, how awesome is it to eat five or six dishes—all of them it’s complex and sophisticated flavor profiles—and realize after the fact that we just ate a 100% vegetarian meal. We didn’t even miss not ordering a single meat dish. Fantastic!

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WH
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Thomas Douglas with a twist of Brandi Carlile makes for a lovely dinner and drinks destination. Excellent service and a menu just limited enough to keep you focused on your dinner date and not your dinner options.

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LW
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our experience at The Carlile Room for my 40th birthday celebration was spectacular. When we arrived, they showed us to our table and there was a special birthday note and the service was amazing! And the food...phenomenal. What an experience...we can't wait to come back!

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T
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Rottissorie Chichen and the Steak with the carrot appetizer. Each was really good even the chicken that was dressed with a unique taste. My date had their named cocktails. Strong enough for a laying buzz. It was a good night.

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KS
Oklahoma City
16 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Such an amazing place! Like every other Tom Douglas establishment, the food, service and overall experience cannot be beat.

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EB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

This was our first visit to The Carlile Room and we enjoyed every aspect of the dinner. The staff was well informed, attentive, friendly and personable, the food was creative, well seasoned, well cooked, and overall totally excellent, and the restaurant space is well designed.

We've been fans of many other Tom Douglas restaurants over the last two decades, and TCR follows in his well-established tradition of quality food, quality staff, and quality restaurant design.

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OT
Calgary
14 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food. We enjoyed a burger and rotisserie chicken. Tasted fresh and portions were generous. Coconut Cream pie was a great way to finish.

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NN
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great place pre or post show. Nice setting and good food. Hostess service is a bit aggravating. Bar/table service is great. Evan is awesome!!!

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c
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome as always!! Our go to before the theater. Highly recommend

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