Seattle >Food & Dining > Palace Kitchen
2030 5th Ave, Seattle, WA | Directions 9812147.614534 -122.340160
Mon. - Sun. 4:30pm - 1am
Neighborhoods: Belltown, Downtown
Duck under the monorail and cozy up to the bar at this Tom Douglas outpost. After you've tossed back your moscow mule grab a table and order up a flat iron steak from their applewood grill. Tasty.
This good looking room is my favorite in the Tom Douglas kingdom. Grab a cocktail and a burger--you'll be glad you did.
Great private dining room for special events.
Home to quite possibly the most unctuous and luxurious premium burger ever. Don't miss out on the free happy hour pistachios and book the private room for a birthday or special event. Quintessential Seattle.
Always a solid pick, and a great spot for the carnivore in you or your life!
Whether you're in the mood for one of the best burgers in Seattle or an elegantly composed vegetarian entree, the Palace is king. The menu is ever-changing and inventive, though mainstays are the whole trout and rotisserie chicken cooked on the apple wood fire grill. Love the dramatic feel of the room and the free pistachios at the bar. Go late when the kitchen rolls out breakfast for the post-drinking crowd.
Good $12 Burger...but not much more – Food: Good burger with tasty fries. The halibut was just ok, definately not worth twice the price. Had the goat cheese appetizer, which was average, and its hard for goat cheese to be average.
Service: It was ok. No complants, but not overwhelmed either. We were seated quickly and had our glasses filled before we had to ask, but after they were empty.
Ambience: Cool. Nicely done.
In the end, if I went back, I'd stick to the cheap $12 burger...but it seems like the place could do much more than that.
Palace Kitchen - Well, Yeah! – I believe the Palace Kitchen serves the best hamburgers in the city. The bread with olive oil and balsamic vinegar is outstanding. The wait staff is kind, friendly amd most of all professional. They enjoy their job. It shows!
One of our favorites – My husband and I have been coming in from the cold to the warm embrace of the Palace for after work drinks and nibbles for years. For our anniversary this year we decided to actually dine at the Palace, and what a good decision that was! We had a FANTASTIC meal in many courses, never felt rushed, and left with full tummies, satisfied palates, and that speacial glow that comes from being waited on unobtrusively, tho expertly. We'll be back again and again (and will bring our friends too!)
Delicious, we were spoiled... – My wife and I decided to give the Palace Kitchen a try last night. Our server was fantastic! The place was busy but he spent the time walking us through the menu, explaining the cooking preparations, even origins of certain dishes. We tried Foie Gras torchon for the first time. MMM! I had the Braised Oxtail and my wife had the Whole Grilled Trout. DELICIOUS!! Wine? Our server was also the sommelier. We had him pick a bottle of red and a half bottle of white to complement the meal and he hit the bullseye. The only drawback of the evening was a rude party of 6 at an adjacent table that insisted on yelling obscenities & profanities at each other instead of talking. This place is not a sports bar. We'll be back soon on a day when the Bridge & Tunnel crowd doesn't invade the city.
Neat-o! – Stopped by for dinner without reservations on a Saturday night around 5:30, but were seated immediately by an exuberant host. Our server was friendly and attentive even though the place was getting crowded. We ordered a few appetizers and one entree, which seems like common sense when the menu is 75% appetizers. Goat cheese fondue, caesar salad, grilled fish, and salmon terrine were GREAT. I think the menu offers so much that you'd be making a mistake if you just got one entree and didn't try any of the many appetizers and salads. There's an extensive wine/drink list (it's bigger than the menu!) and we were seated in a quiet dining room on the side that can clearly be used for private dining, right next to the wine cellar.
Foodies:try this place. We received excellent food, excellent service, and the prices really aren't that bad compared to many "snooty" restaurants.
Uhh, no – I hope my first visit to Palace Kitchen was an anomoly. "What can you tell me about the duck?" "Uhh, it's crispy, it's woodfired.... it's... duck" Well that was helpful. Actually the food wasn't bad but it had a feeling of being mass produced and therefore overpriced. The service was terrible. We waited 20 minutes after being seated before even being acknowledged by our server. He never checked in with us after delivering the food. After twice trying to remove our plates while we were still eating, he then left us ignored for another 20 minutes. We were never offered dessert or coffee or more beverages when our glasses were empty. Not a good experience. We will go back and try again, perhaps at a less busy time.
Terrible service!!! – Our waitress (or the kitchen) somehow forgot our order. After waiting endlessly for a table, we waited endlessly for our dinner. We are willing to overlook an occasional mistake, especially if the restaurant demonstrates they are sorry and makes amends. In our case, our waitress made US feel like the bad guys. She didn't even apologize!! Given the prices, I expect better service.
The Late Night Bar – Keely is the BEST late night bartender in the Seattle area in terms of drinks, plus she is the best on the eyes anywhere in the NORTHWEST....!!!
Overpriced strange menu – The portions were microscopic and the menu was flat out bizarre with lots of rudibagas, and turnips
Looooove Palace Kitchen – My fiance and I have become regulars here. The menu rotates so there is almost always something new to try. We love how Tom Douglas combines very few and simple ingredients to create amazing and interesting flavors!
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