Seattle >Food & Dining > Paragon Restaurant & Bar
2125 Queen Anne Avenue N, Seattle, WA | Directions 9810947.637961 -122.357327
Neighborhoods: West Queen Anne, Magnolia - Queen Anne, Magnolia / Queen Anne
Great place to hang out – Love the vibe and free live music!
Great Place for Food & Live Music – I have been a big fan of Paragon for many years - the food is consistently amazing, the staff is friendly and helpful, music is fresh and fun. In addition, Paragon always has exciting events for holidays and other celebrations, and has a great bar and overall atmosphere. What more could want with a fireplace and eye candy. Highly recommended!
Awesome happy hour, great crowd – Went with a group and had a blast, good happy hour prices, fun atmosphere, good music, and some cuties, what more could you ask for in a local watering hole?
lacking professionalism and ethics, i would have been taken advantge of had i not checked... – watch your tab in this place. i and a group of about 12 had food and drinks and as the tab showed up we were told to simply put our initials next to what we were responsible for to include with our payment. i don't normally go over my tab but noticed mine was about 20% higher than it should be. the server explained that the tab was not covered entirely so she simply put the remaining balance on my card. never said a word to me about it. she now explained that this is just "what they do." the manager approached (a glorified bar tender) and made it clear he was only going to back his server. they were both speaking to me at once, which was a lot of fun for our group and anyone at an adjacent table. when i explained that this was the equivilent of fraud and theft, the guy actually asked me to not come back. i emailed the owner who responded with a canned "there was confusion, we strive to offer excellent service" i then asked him to explain what he understood the confusion to be as it was a blatant scenario to me. he never responded. i was refunded my entire tab, which i left the discrepancy as cash in a tip. it wasn't about the money, it was about being taken advantage of. i do business in the QA area, i will never entertain a client there.
Great if you don't mind the crowds – I went to Paragon on a Friday night with two friends for dinner and drinks. We got there towards the evening and it was absolutely packed but managed to find a table in the back. Our waitress was attentive and very helpful in her recommendations and the food was delicious. The only downside was the terrible cocktail I received and the loud/bad live music. Fortunately, our waitress was more than happy to have my cocktail remade to my satisfaction without any hassle. Paragon is a nice neighborhood place, but get there in the early evening if you want seating-- and maybe avoid the terrible live bands ;o).
Good food, excellent service – Went on Monday night, and sat at an outside table. The waiter did an excellent job of coursing our meal, and even split our entree without having to be asked. They had a lovely Stag's leap Cabernet by the glass, worth the $12.50 if you like good reds. I've had good food and good service consistently, but I avoid the place on Fridays and Saturdays.
If you live in Queen Anne, it's great. – But beware, Queen Anne has a bit of a "scene" about itself. The food is good. The people watching can be great. The bands are generally not good. The guys hitting on girls in the bar, very bad.
Comfy, Classy, and Casual – We visited Paragon on a whim (drove by) and we definitely felt at home. Fireside booth, soft lighting, terrific bruschetta palette (will come back just for that) and great service. No live music while we were there, but the casual QA atmosphere and comfortable wooden booths (oxymoron?) were the best of PNW culture.
Jazz, drinks, dining and romance for 30-somethings with cash. – In Short
Singles favor the lounge, especially on Friday and Saturday, while couples of all ages snuggle into the dim, plushly comfortable dining room. Nearly everyone dresses downtown-chic. The skirt steak and the pork rib chops are popular dishes for full scale dinners, while the classic garlic chicken wings are frequently seen as a spicy snack to accompany cocktails. Dessert is often skipped--leaving more time for romance.
ballgrl – Shawn Speed is the awesome DJ and has provided some unbelievably S-I-C-K entertainment!! The food (especially the Calamari Salad) was first rate... thanks for such an incredible evening. The atmosphere cannot be BEAT and the swanky crowd was friendly and tanked!
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