Seattle >Food & Dining > Von's Restaurant
619 Pine St, Seattle, WA | Directions 9810147.612370 -122.334589
Neighborhoods: Central Business District, Downtown
terrible dinner – Went to Von's for a special dinner prior to a show at the Paramount. Date had salmon which was mediocre. I had the prime rib. It was so tough it was unedible. So I asked for another piece, and they gave me a worse one, and it was basically raw on top of it. And they wouldn't remove the cost from the bill. Would never go there again.
Great food – Ribs, the salads, the cheeseburger, the sandwiches, the stew, the low fat menu choices, they are all great. There is so much meat on the ribs you can cut it off with a knife and avoid the bib.
I have been going to Von's for the past 6 years about once a month. It has been a goal of mine to try everything on the menu but sometimes I just have to have something I ordered before because it was so good.
I enjoy eating outside watching the people walk by, it reminds me of Paris. Thank you for the heaters.
Could your bar be any bigger? – I popped into Von's last Friday night when I was downtown on business. The first thing I saw, even through the windows was the liquor! The bartender told me they stock almost 1000 bottles! It was busy, the staff was efficient and I had great service (and a couple stiff drinks)....I will be back!
Great new Happy Hour! – I like to find places for happy hour. I have been to Vons several times in the past (HUGE Bar!) but they never offered a true happy hour until recently. They offer it in the entire restaurant everyday from 5-6 pm. This is great because I can take my 12 year old in, sit in the dining room and order a HUGE cheeseburger with fries for $6 and then a wheel special drink for $4! Thanks Vons!
Don't go for prime rib – My husband and I went to Von's for the prime rib - advertised as the best in Seattle and roasted for 10 hours! My husband, being a prime rib enthusiast, was looking forward to the prime rib. We were seated and since the server was busy, the hostess took our drink order. After 15 minutes of waiting, the server brought us our drinks and left to take an order from the table beside ours. We overheard him telling the people there that was no rare or medium rare prime rib - only medium temp or higher. When he came to our table, I asked him about what we heard and he confirmed that there was only medium or higher temperature available. When I asked him how that happened, he said, "the cut we got in today was medium". This indicates to me that Von's 10-hour roasted prime rib must not be roasted on-site at all - must be just a block of pre-cooked meat. Since my husband wants his prime rib medium-rare, we paid for our drinks and left - went to Morton's where we paid more for the prime rib but got the service, ambience, and medium-rare prime rib that far exceeded the difference in price. My advice - skip Von's unless you're hungry for something other than the prime rib.
fun, easy place to dine downtown – I went to Von's last night and had a fabulous meal and a great martini which was only $3.50! There is a new dinner menu which features small plates and I literally walked out of there completely full and satisfied for under $15! I love the music and atmosphere. I always feel at home and and at ease when I dine there. Thanks Von's for making my evening last night.
Terrible – Great location and space with potential serves poor food not so cheap. A little more effort could turn this around. Much better choises in Seattle if what you want is good, even decent, food.
Ordered entree which included french fries. The fries were soggy and tasted like they had been sitting a long time. Returned for new fries and received an even worse order.
I don't know what this guy was talking about. I love the french fries at Von's. They are done fresh everyday and I can't imagine how they would be soggy. He needs to check his taste buds first!
AWFUL Restaurant – I went to this restaurant for dinner/drinks last night and it was absolutely awful. We sat in the bar area and the place was so loud we had to yell at eachother across the table to be heard - and it wasn't simply loud customers, it was also plates dropping behind the bar, noise coming from the kitchen, etc. The wait staff was clearly stretched too thin and not responsive - we didn't even get the menu of appetizers because for some unknown reason it was on a separate menu which we weren't given. The food was awful - I had the vegetarian plate (terrible flavor combinations and a tomato that was stuffed with nasty cheese mesh - it's sad when the white rice is the only edible thing on the plate) and my date the cheeseburger (NOT the great burger it was advertised as and the house bbq chips were way too sweet and the cinammon way too overpowering). To boot the drinks were very small and overpriced. We left with a $60 tab for 2 of the most inexpensive entrees on the menu (some went as high as $30-$40!), 2 beers for him, and 2 mixed drinks for me.
Overall a ridiculously overpriced dive bar with no redeeming qualities. Will NEVER return.
This place has an awesome vibe – Food was great...you get a whole lot of food for the price, make sure your hungry! The Patio area is really cool. Nice chairs and tables (wrought iron i think), and not plastic lawn furntiure. I havent seen too many patios that are active in winter, but this place is. Inside the decor is all kinds of random things on the ceiling and walls and more types of alcohol then ive seen at any restaurant. The servers were fun and engaging. I encourafe people to check it out! A seattle classic!
so many bottles, so little time – I have never, I mean never, in all my 47 booze guzzling years seen a bar like this!!! I kept plunging the depths of my alcoholic knowledge for obscure alcohols, and Jason just kept on saying, "yep, we've got it." I've never been much of a tequila drinker, but he turned me on to a few good ones and they have just about every vodka ever made.
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