Seattle >Bars & Clubs > 22
405 15th Ave E, Seattle, WA | Directions 9811247.622203 -122.312754
Neighborhoods: Capitol Hill, Broadway
Had an order of the Lettuce Cups (~$8): crispy, leafy lettuce with a peanut-tofu blend filling. Food was delicious, staff was happy, and the ambiance was mysterious.
PS: Name of restaurant might actually be "22 Doors"...
Good Saturday Brunch – Had brunch there on a spur of the moment decision due to
the extreme long wait to get a table at Coastal Kitchen on a saturday at 1:30 pm. All six of us ordered different selections from the brunch menu and everyone was happy with the food. I had the Crabcake Eggs Benedict and they were very good. Others at the table had the Corned Beef Hash and the Farmer's breakfast. They all looked great and tasted great. The service was excellent.
Drink prices are high, so I would inquire about happy hours.
Also, there is a nice covered outdoor patio with heaters that looks like a great place to take a date or a group of friends during the evening. Now that I know about
22 Doors I would totally visit again.
What's not to love about cocktails on the patio? – I recently returned here and enjoyed the patio, cocktails, and friendly service. I'm already planning the next trip back!
Great drink (if a bit pricey), but the food is always a downer – I popped into 22 doors last night to have a cocktail and grab a bit to eat. The drink was great, but the food was terribly disappointing. I got the grilled cheese and butternut squash soup appetizer. The sandwich was fine, but the soup was horrifying. It had the consistance of water and tasted like undercook potatos. It would take a lot to convince me that it had any squash in it at all!
Amateur hour... – People seem to like this place for drinks, and I have been once at night and had an alright experience. However, I highly recommend you give the brunch a miss. Firstly, the decor is all over the map and doesn't present well in daylight. I've been twice, the first time they over cooked the eggs in my eggs benedict (hard as a rock, I'd asked for them runny) when they brought me a new plate, this time the eggs were barely cooked, the whites were transparent in parts, yuck! How about somewhere in between? It's an egg, who can't cook an egg? We tried again last weekend and my husband was told what he wanted wasn't available, so he ordered pancakes, but with regular butter, not the orange butter they use. They came with the orange butter. Try again. They come back with another stack, regular butter this time, but no syrup. He had to get up from the table to find a waitperson to ask for the syrup. They bring it, but it turns out to be honey. Hunt for waitperson again. We're told they are out of syrup and that's what the kitchen came up with. They're across the street from a QFC, send someone over! Gaaack. No wonder people wait for 40 minutes to get into Coastal Kitchen rather then go to 22 Doors where there's no wait. Next time I'll do the same.
The only place I haven't left a tip in 10 years – Wow, this place was really a bummer. Poor food and worse service. I went when they first opened and thought maybe it was just a fluke, went back about 2 weeks ago for brunch. My huevos rancheros tasted like the beans came from a mix and the eggs were totally hard boiled! We could never get the waiter to return and they had plenty of staff for the size. Too bad, it would be nice to have another good option up there.
New gun in the kitchen. Lovely Staff. – Well I don't know where these negative reviews come from. I tried to see if they were just cranks and decided they were. As an owner you sure hate to see someone walk away mad from your place and then get thier frustrations out online. It should be easy to discern hooey from real life though if you just pay attention. Anyone whose only written one review EVER and uses phrase like " I've had better service at Ihop" is just out for revenge and hopes to do a business harm. Probably an ex-employee who got CAUGHT ripping the place off or SLEEPING on his/her shift. (you know who you are) So.. read reviews with a grain of salt. You don't have to actually like food or people to write a review on citysearch. Too bad.
Maybe reviewers should have a TRUST rating given them by other reviewers or something?
Great cocktails, outstanding french fries, mediocre entree – I ordered the flank steak medium, and my girlfriend ordered her burger medium rare. Both came to our table well done. The flank steak was more like chuck, and I couldn't chew more than half of it before I ran out of energy. I ended up taking it home but handing it off to someone who was asking for food. But the cocktails were lovely: my girlfriend had the blueberry mojito and thought she'd died and gone to heaven. And the fries are truly excellent. Our friend both had veggie burgers, which they apparently make by hand--they were really good and came with the fabulous fries. That's what I would order if I go back for more than cocktails. The atmosphere was nice, though. And although I know others have had less than stellar service, our server was very attentive and thoughtful. Overall, I'll go back for drinks but only order food if I'm lazy and don't want to go elsewhere after a few drinks.
Good for a Cocktail with Date – I went here on a date and we each had two martinis. It was average, I don't remember anything overly good or bad about the place.
Service was slow, in fact pathetic! Never coming back! – I decided to give it one last try at 22 Doors and I really wish I had not. Service was pretentious and slow as if they were doing me a favor by waiting on me. I really have to say I will never come back here nor recomend it to anyone. I have had better service at the IHOP if that explains anything to you. I wish I would have read the reviews of 22 Doors before coming back, that many people cant be wrong.
I will say that I hope to enjoy your fries somewhere else one day, maybe the chef will take them to a much frendlier environment to be enjoyed once again.
Sad to see a place ruined by the staff, I wont be back.
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