The Carlile Room

4.7
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828 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American

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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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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
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4.6
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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food complements the ambience or vice-versa. Had the best vegetarian 3-course meal with a champagne toast on the house. I also tasted one of their cocktails and it was pure vanilla. Highly recommended and smartly prized

NF
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went for breakfast and it was amazing!!!!!!!!!!

a
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

We USED to love the Carlile Room, especially brunch. We decided to meet for dinner on a colder Saturday night. When we arrived, a few minutes late, we were told our table was not ready THEN since there is no standing room, to wait OUTSIDE... What?!? Forget the winter months! Plus we were asked not apologetically ( we're so sorry, have a glass of wine on us.. etc.) sort of demanding. Luckily the wait was doable... the very soft spoken server was sweet yet very hard to understand in the high noise level. My sis and I split the cheese platter and the veggie bounty. The later was five similar salads ( differing veggies yet more on the goopy side). Server portrayed more of a platter of veggies with sauces. Her husband order the cheeseburger- it was so greasy with the cooking fat destroying the bun. My hubby order the celery root salad ( swimming in butter) yet he enjoyed. His chicken was ok yet not spectacular. Would we return? Not with this menu.. you lost us for now.. hope you come to your senses sooner than later,,,

JI
Anchorage
7 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding! Very personalized attention for my Birthday Brunch!!

RB
Seattle
28 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic experience, food, service for my wife and her friend before a show at the paramount this week. They raved about the vegan friendly dining and amazing wine. Can’t wait to return with her and enjoy it myself.

PZ
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Casual great food and excellent service. Many menu choices for the vegetarians too, happiness all around!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and fun atmosphere! The Carlile Room offered lots of vegetarian options and lots of flavor. Our server Melinda was awesome.

RJ
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great pre-theater option!

f
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the rainbow vegetables to start...5 different dishes of very creative dishes highlighting a different vegetable...super-delicious, even my teenager was eating it. The price point for the bottles of wine was an excellent value. The location can't be beat if you're going to a show at the Paramount. We'll be back!

w
St. Louis
47 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience5

Service overall in Seattle is not great but this was awful. The waitress was RUDE and it took our party of 6 50 min to get a round of drinks. Then 4 of us stayed for dinner (the reservation I made) and it took another 45 min for dinner to be served and we had already reviewed the menus. The server rolled her eyes and pulled the menus out of the hands of one of the people when she asked for a certain Bourbon that they didn’t have. AWFUL

JH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had the best biscuits and crazy using Impossible meat. Great quality of food, very creative. Cocktails were fantastic. Just a fun place to go.

TL
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just a perfect dining experience before a show at the Paramount Theatre. Great service, great food, great value.

JR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food in a hip setting. Lovely Saturday brunch!

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such creative and unusual combinations, everything just delicious!

AS
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We went to dinner after a matinee at the Paramount and were early for our reservation. They accommodates us without a hassle (party of 5). The service was great and the food was wonderful. We look forward to going back again soon.

H
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Service was really slow- it took about 20 minutes just to get our drinks (a diet code and a cider on tap.... not even a mixed drink). Only refilled my husbands Diet Coke once and never asked me if I wanted another drink. Service was slow and absent most of the time.

Started with the beets and the chips and dips. Beets were great. Chips and dip was way too salty.

For dinner I got that braised brisket- it was short tough and down right hard in some spots. Grits were good and the Star was the pickled mushrooms. But it was a brisket dish and the brisket failed.

The table we were sitting was along a long booth- one side was sunken down and the chairs on the opposite side were too high so I loomed over my husband. Just wasn’t comfortable.

Overall it was a meh experience and I wouldn’t return. At least the pricing was really great.

LR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food, good drinks.

c
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, great food, very convenient for paramount theater.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Restaurant week

BH
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Our server Danny was outstanding! Very pleasant but not fake, attentive but not over board, and super considerate....perhaps the best waiter my wife and I have experienced in a very long time.
I do have say, everyone on staff was super professional and attentive.

The food was very good, consistent with Tom Douglas restaurants....and being during Restaurant Week a great value. The portions were ample and presentation spot on....it was a treat.

JL
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall4Food2Service5Ambience3

We had a very friendly server, but it was loud in there and the food was just OK. I asked for my steak to be cooked medium and I got a rare steak. The vegetables I go with my steak were disgusting, I'm not even sure what it was but it did not taste great. The dessert was worth it though, the caramel apple trifle there is good.

BD
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was fantastic! It's an excellent option for Seattle Restaurant Week!

AD
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding in every way. Kudos to Erin for being such a wonderful hostess

OT
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic experience. Our server was warm and friendly. Food came out quickly as we were seeing a show at the Paramount.

c
Miami
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely delicious! Went for brunch on Sunday and had the waffle sandwich and I can't explain how perfect it was. My sister had a goat cheese crostini with pistachio pesto. Both of our meals were delicious! The service was just as perfect. Can't wait to go back to Seattle and dine at the Carlile again!

e
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This was my fourth visit, at least, to The Carlile Room. The food was delicious and the service was very good with just enough attention but not bothersome. I had heirloom tomatoes with basil and pistachio and coho salmon. The restaurant is quite noisy.

MK
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The Carlile Room has delicious food and a lovely ambiance. Dinner was a great overall experience!

TP
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A group of us met at the Carlile Room before a concert at the Paramount. Could not have been handier - just a dash across the street. Didn't eat dinner but drinks and light fare. I had the beet salad which was absolutely delicious with the beets, quinoa, nectarines, hazelnuts, goat cheese. What a great combo! Thank you for a great meet-up location and good food and service.

TK
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best food and best service as usual!

AS
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

It was not our first time to The Carlile Room and it definitely won't be our last. Every aspect of it is always exceptional and incredibly unique. Volume can become a little over the tp, especially on weekends, but it has not hindered our experience yet

SM
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall2Food5Service1Ambience4

Our server was rude and very unfriendly. She cut me off when I tried to ask a question and walked off.

t
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is outstanding! Service was very good as well! We went before a show at the paramount. It was perfect t! Also very good cocktails♥️

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Great food and service!

NW
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Having dinner at the Carlisle was well worth the trip from Maple Valley. I've been telling all my friends how great the food was/is. Can't wait to go back.

OT
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Early breakfast, service was really quick and food good looking beside really tasty.

L
Las Vegas
24 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food & service were excellent! The duck fat hushpuppies were amazing!

OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

The bread and the pie were amazing! I might go to Dahlia Bakery instead to get an entire pie.

JM
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food; great service. Would recommend going a bit earlier to get the pre-show special.

B
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a fantastic Anniversary dinner here. Our server was lovely! The food and cocktails were so good. They put a nice Anniversary note on the table and treated us to dessert.
Can’t wait to go back.

JS
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an amazing time! Food and server were great! Easy to book table online and they had everything ready when we got there for a surprise birthday dinner. Thank you!