Seattle >Food & Dining > Sitting Room
108 West Roy Street, Lower Queen Anne, Seattle, WA | Directions 9811947.625831 -122.358586
5p.m.-midnight Tuesday-Thursday, until 2a.m. Friday-Saturday, until 11 p.m. Sunday
Neighborhoods: Lower Queen Anne, Magnolia / Queen Anne, Magnolia - Queen Anne
Service can be painfully slow but if you have the time the lovely room, central location, outdoor seating and fine cocktails can make for a stellar combo before a show at one of the neighborhood theatres.
Small bites and cocktails in an unhurried manner is the mantra for this handsome bar/bistro located just down the way from OTB. The just right dimly lit space, the clinking glasses and the muffled laughter from nearby tables will welcome you in, but if you want a quick bite before you head off to the theater you would be wise to take their mantra to heart.
Seattle's Best Kept Secret – The Sitting Room is the best. Hip & happening with a European flare. New ownership is now offering early evening and late night happy hour seven days a week. They are also now open until 2am. The new expanded wine list is affordable. The food is light cuisine including soups, salads, pate, smoke salmon, cheese boards, tapenade, bruschettta and dessert but the menu will continue to grow.
The employees are TOP NOTCH!! They even notice when your glass of wine is getting low. The vibe is fun and the regulars are very friendly.
No televisions and great music make it an ideal place to bring a date, hang out with friends or just stop in by yourself and meet new people. Everyone will make you feel at home.
It is a one of a kind and I would be quite surprised to find another space in the city that can match it. Check it out. You will love it.
Low lighting, Parisian cocktail-lounge ambience and indulgent bar snacks draw Francophiles and other expat-wannabes. – The Scene
Intimate tables and a well-worn sofa and chairs blur the lines between cafe and living room at this eminently comfortable Queen Anne bar. Gently glowing lamps cast shadows across the burgundy cement floors and golden walls. Regulars drink wine and eat snacks at the zinc-top bar, or settle in with friends at tables for signature cocktails and affordable dinner plates. The front window, an old garage door, is thrown open on sunny days--enjoy the breeze and pretend you're in Paris.
European cocktails kickstart the menu, including versions made with herbal liquor Chartreuse and cucumber puree. The wine list is both extensive and affordable, mostly featuring bottles from France and Italy; the well-schooled staff are keen recommenders. Beer lovers will enjoy the long list of European brews, including Hoegaarden and Stella on tap. Small, shareable tasting plates include a decadent cheese board, European-style smoked salmon, pate, tapenade and daily soups.
treasure in lower queen anne – the best happy hour and waitstaff. excellent tomato, arugula, pine nut, herb chevre bruschetta. simple, hearty basics with a nice, pleasant backdrop and cute girls.
Disappointment – I went to the sitting room for the first time tonight with a friend. We were looking for a glass of wine and some small plates to share. The house red was fine, but the food was a HUGE disappointment. It just wasn't good. I ordered the chevre roasted red pepper spread and a bowl of tomato basil soup. The spread was mediocre at best. You could barely taste the chevre; the red pepper flavor was overwhelming. The tomato soup was the real disappointment. It looked like they poured a can of tomato sauce into a bowl and added some flakes of dried basil. I only ate about 5 bites. I mean, tomato basil soup?? Seems like that should be pretty hard to mess up. I was annoyed at wasting my money (even though it was cheap) and the calories. Both my friend and I agreed we will never go there again, despite the fact that she only lives one block away.
BEST SERVICE IN THIS SIDE OF TOWN! – Elizabeth is a sweet server and we were very impressed. Very well-schooled in mixology and bartending skills.
Great little spot – My husband and I love going to The Sitting Room for happy hour for a couple reasons. First, the drinks are cheap. Second, the happy hour goes from 5-7 and doesn't change depending on "event nights" like so many other lower Queen Anne happy hours do. We love the fact that it goes later than most. Third, we can get really yummy tapenade and rosemary crackers for only $4 and a plate of bread and really great dipping oil for free. It actually makes a great light dinner once in a while! We also love going later at night for drinks.
It's a relaxing, fun atmosphere. The only thing I would ever complain about is the slower services. The servers are friendly, but it's a little slow sometimes.
Basically the best spot in this part of town. – Thank you Sitting Room for a great Birthday!
The party was lively and memorable.
The service impressive and quick. The server well versed in the details of the drinks and the business.
Very grateful and pleased by such a pleasant, generous experience.
Delicious asparagus soup and Kir Martini.
love the sitting room! – The waitresses are fashionable, not 'uber-trendy' (whoever wrote the bickering review below sounds bitter and just plain lame) and attentive. The service is seems pleasant and natural...
and the whole scene is stylish and pleasing to the eye.
The beer, prosciutto, bruschetta, and pretty cocktails are my favorite in town (or at least this part of town!)
Beautiful drinks and bartenders.
put me out of my misery! – If you?re down about the slipping economy, go to The Sitting Room! The price for appetizers vs. the miniscule amount you get, will take you back to the dot-com boom when people had money to burn! Or maybe you?ve always dreamt of being a starving artist in Paris but can?t afford the trip? Go to The Sitting Room! Ten bucks will give you that pauper feel with three little pieces of cheese and five tiny pieces of bread, (asking for butter or olive oil put our uber-trendy female server over the edge).
What about a date going bad? Finish off the night at The Sitting Room ? music so tasteless and loud; the sound of your girlfriend whining at you for the umpteenth time will be sweet relief to the Euro-trash techno. (The next time I went to The Sitting Room, the music was so loud even our server had a pained look on his face as he tried to take our order. We asked if he could turn the music down, thankfully he and the bartender obliged - until later, much to my amazement the owner arrived and the first thing he did was turn the music up! When we asked our server about the noise level, he apologized and explained that the owner likes it lively. I can only assume the owner doesn?t need customers?)
Being the forgiving masochist that I am, I tried The Sitting Room one more time. The issue was a drunk woman next to us, wailing over having just been dumped and left there. I can only assume her boyfriend knew she?d be loud and was looking for the perfect place to camouflage her noise? I still recommend this place though; to people I can?t stand. I like knowing where my enemies are so I don?t run into them!
The Sitting Room was just voted most romanitc spot by the Stranger Reader's Poll. It's a great honor. Thanks to all the readers who voted for us! We can't and don't wish to please every type of person out there, but it seems we please many and will continue to do our best.
Great atmosphere – I've never tasted the food here, we always go for drinks. Service is great - our cups were never dry. The last time we went was a couple of months ago after a Sonics game. Our friends really liked the place. The best thing about it is you can have a conversation, hear every word, but still be able to listen to great music.
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