Seattle >Food & Dining > Smash Wine Bar & Bistro
1401 N. 45th Street, Seattle, WA | Directions 9810347.661263 -122.340391
5-10 p.m., Sunday-Thursday; 5-11 p.m. Saturday- Friday
Neighborhoods: Wallingford, Lake Union
As I sipped my Chocolate Manhattan, I stared off while enjoying the last few days of summer. Crostini with roma tomatoes and chevre (goat) cheese was amazing. The cheese was super fresh and the tomatoes with basil were mouthwatering. Topped off my Happy Hour with a Baby Burger which has white cheddar, fresh bacon shavings, and not overpowering BBQ sauce.
great local wine bar – What a great little wine bar.. right here in Wallingford.. If you haven't been its a must go.. the people, food and wine are all amazing.. it has the best Happy Hour in Wallingford... what better.. great wine..great food.. at great prices..
either on a romantic date or enjoying the company of great friends.. Smash is definitely it in Wallingford..
One of the reasons why I'm glad I live in W'ford! – Have been here several times and general experience has been very good - good food, good drinks/wines, good ambiance. The staff is pretty knowledgeable about wines and the owner will go out of her way to please. However, space is small and some nights may get noisy if busy.
Loved it! – Loved this place. The service was spectacular! You have to try the Flights! I went wine tasting with my boyfriend and eveything was perfect, the food, the wine, and the service. Will definetly go back!
We've been to Smash a few times to enjoy a nice bold wine flight and nosh on (or rather, snuggle in to) their gooey-licious truffled white cheddar macaroni and cheese.
Their food offerings are interesting and at times bold...most of the time they're on the mark but occasionally the do miss. The cheese plate (we've tried the Italian and French versions) is continually interesting and delicious, I'd recommend it.
I love bold reds and have enjoyed their Spanish Inquisition and Oregon Trail flights.
Give Smash a try, you'll probably be back!
SMASH IS THE SH*T !!!! – We recently had a bday party for my boyfriend and his bestee, along w/about 20 other guests. Dana was kind enough to shut down the place just for us. The food, the drinks, the service-everything was on point! From the moment we arrived, Dana and her staff were so accomodating and made sure everything we asked for was taken care of. Eric, I wanted to especially thank you for putting up w/my needy-ass. I know I can be pretty high-maintenance but you did a great job =)..The food we ordered was sooo scrumptious!!! The lil tater-tots were ridiculous, the hoison pork was very yummy, the crispy calamari was probably the best I've ever had, the truffled mac & cheese was de-li-cious..everything was absolutely crackin!! Not too mention the restaurant itself..when I first walked in, I knew this was the perfect spot to have the party. It's very elegant w/out being snobby. I like to refer to it as 'Grown & Sexxxy'. Dana, you are the bestest! Thank you for taking care of the birthday cakes so that I didnt have to go to a bakery. And also for getting the Paradis and bottles of bubbly that we requested. You really are like one-stop shopping =) I would highly recommend this spot for private parties, or even a date-night w/ur loved one. Once again, to Dana, Eric, Nicole, and the staff of Smash..Thank you very much. This was an unforgettable night!
Perfection again... – I read with disbelief of a woman hating this restaurant.
We love it! We can always get a table, the food is exqusite, the wine selection can be daunting but the staff is well versed, and can guide you well.
I consider Smash a undiscovered Seattle jewel. We take people there all the time, and always reccomend it to others.
Give it a try, you won't be sorry....the chipotle molten cake is to die for!
I, for one, LOVE the Laugh! – I am a chef, and an old friend of Dana's and have seen this little place from the start (I was there when they painted it). I love this place. I love their wine selection, I enjoy the food, and I love the all around feeling of welcomeness there. I know that Dana's laugh is unusual and can take you off guard, but loosen up people! You all (who mentioned the laugh) need to stop taking yourselves so seriously! She is a funny lady with a wealth of knowlege to share and she is so very entertaining! C'mon! LOVE THE LAUGH!!!!!
The Best Happy Hour Ever – My wife and I are happy hour dwellers. We love them. We stumbled across Smash this last week. I had 2 martini's, I am a gin man. My wife tried the house red, very good. We stuffed ourselves on potato cakes, duck rolls, a mini-lobster tail,olives, and some savory flatbread, all of which was pretty amazing for happy hour flare. This is the best part though .......the bill $40 for all of that. The service was pretty upscale for happy hour. We appreciated though. My only complaint.....I didn't here about this sooner, and parking can be tricky in that are as well.
Changed my mind! – A group of 6 of us went here for Valentines Day and it was not great. After writing a not so great review on here, the owner tracked me down so say she was sorry , that they had a bad night that night and asked us to come back for a better experience.
How impressive. This was a huge lesson, to at least give the restaurant a chance to make it right.
Soooooooo right on, Dana at Smash Bar!! I will go back. After your efforts......you deserve a 2nd chance! I'm sure it will be great!
AND IT WAS GREAT! I HAVE BEEN BACK TWICE NOW AND IT HAS BEEN FABUOLUS. EVERY RESTAURANT HAS A BAD NIGHT, I GUESS. I HAVE TAKEN 5 PEOPLE HERE NOW AND THEY ALL LOVED THE FOOD! WE WILL BE BACK!
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