Seattle >Food & Dining > Tap House Grill Seattle
1506 6th Ave, Seattle, WA | Directions 9810147.611610 -122.334734
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Central Business District
Awesome Food – We had a great time on our couples date night last weekend. The food was good and the atmosphere was nice. It was a little louder than I usually like but not too bad. Our waiter was halarious! He was great and very entertaining we all thought it was one of our best nights out in a long time.
Bad food, bad service, false advertising – I was very disappointed with our dinner tonight at Tap House Grill. The food was sub-par. My wife's fish was way too salty. Crispy calamari weren't crispy. The service was slow and there were times when we couldn't see any staff around at all, just a few customers. A group at a table next to us was very loud, telling indicent jokes to each other. The beer was expensive, $4 for Bud Light on tap, and that's during their happy hour. Finally, the restaraunt refused to provide us a discount that we were supposed to get with one of the saving cards that they advertise on. They told us it was because of "Easter Holidy", even though there were just two tables in the entire place that had any customers at all. This definitely will not be a repeat for me.
Private Party Rooms Are PERFECT!!! – Had a function for 50 employees here. The Bartender was fantastic, as was the cocktail waitress. The Staff was professional and courteous and performed beyond our expectations. The booking was smooth and Karina made arranging the event for us relaxing and without incident. I would highly recommend this venue for a convenient downtown function. Thank you!
I kinda dig it – I came here on my birthday last year. They took my reservation over the phone and I was surprised when I arrived to have had a whole room set up nicely just for my party. I really like the look of the place - the furniture is comfy and stylish and the layout of the building is pretty awesome. Unfortunately, it's a bit too crowded during happy hour to sit at the bar sometimes, but I still really love this place. Speaking of happy hour, they have a really awesome and cheap happy hour food menu. The drinks aren't cheap but the food is and it's quite tasty! It's a little big and not as friendly as I would like for a happy hour joint, but that's what you can expect downtown. Overall, I think they did a most excellent job with this place.
lots of beer options; tasty food – I got the perfect cheeseburger here.
Had very good friendly service - I explained my beer qualifications to the waiter, and he brought me something spot on, which I'm not even sure was on their beer list. They have lots of beer sampler options which I'd like to take advantage of the next time I go, including a make-your-own sampler, or the bartender's favorites sampler, and some other set lists.
It's true, the beer prices are not printed on the menu, which is unfortunate and annoying, and maybe the only reason I chose four stars instead of five. You can always ask though. The other reason may be because it was a long way down the stairs and my legs were tired from standing all day. But that's not much of an excuse, since there is an elevator available. So 4.5 stars, if I could.
I saw another review, dated about a month before mine, that said the place was dark and dank - I wonder if they have remodeled in the past month, because I did not feel that way at all. The place seemed sparkling clean, and welcoming. We went on a Friday night around 7 or 8, and the place was full, but not packed.
Don't waste your time – I was totally excited by the idea of 160 beers on tap, and then a little scared when I walked down the stairs and found the place empty and smelly a bit dank and moldy.... I probably should have taken the hint. Unimpressed by the fact that the menu neglected to list the beer prices, providing only a disclaimer that the beers are rare and accordingly priced. The waiter was friendly enough, and the menu LOOKED appealing. I ordered the tuna melt which had a fanastic description and sounded tasty. Unfortunately it was served on wonderbread with freezer fries. The tuna tasted canned, but I was perplexed to find large chunks of cartilege in it. When I told the waiter, he talked to the kitchen and notified the manager, she stomped over to my table and said in a pretty brash manner that I couldn't expect anything else from fresh tuna melt.
Kind of a weird atmosphere for a pub, it felt more like an empty struggling night club. I'll drink my Hoegaarden at home next time.
good selection, pricey beer though – I sat at the bar and watched as one bartender poured all the beers and made all of the cocktails for a fairly large establishment on a Saturday. Service at the bar was impossible. The beer he did recommend to me ended up being $8.00. Good but not really what I want to pay for beer. Nice in a corporate, large bar feel. Could use a bit more character.
Editorial Review – 160 beers on tap, better-than-average pub fare, plenty of screens showing sports and posh digs in downtown Seattle.
don't bother – The beer was plentiful. That's about the best thing that can be said about the Tap House. The Bellevue location had great reviews, so I thought I'd give it a whirl. I had excellent service at the bar while waiting for my dinner companions. Once we were seated it all went down hill. The chicken skewer appetizers were absolutely inedible. The chicken was tough and stringy, and it took an act of god and several types of cutlery to even get it off the skewer. The king salmon (nightly special) was WAY overcooked and (I don't know how they managed it) flavorless. What they did with Kobe beef should be against the law - it was overcooked (ordered medium rare, came to the table well done) the sauce tasted like BBQ sauce you buy on sale at the grocery store. The seafood salad was inoffensive, but with a northwest location I expect at least a passing nod toward using fresh seafood, alas, not here. The service was slow and inattentive, our server could only tell us that everything on the menu was "good" a gross misstatement. This place was an absolute culinary disaster. Go for the impressive beer selection, but you might as well just swing by burger king on your way home to get something to eat.
Stay Away – First time user because Tap House Grill in downtown Seattle provided the motivation to sign up.
The rookie server did not deliver the drink order in twenty minutes so we went to the efficient courteous bar tenders. Additionally, the server did not know what menu items they were out of. The stone cold artichoke dip arrived 30 minutes after ordering. Tepid food temperatures were the standard for our "Champagne Chicken" and "Poppy Seed Ahi". The chicken was tough, stringy, and unsavory. The Ahi was rare but cold; however, the wasabi mashers were flavorful. Additionally, the asparagus was pleasantly steamed firm.
The manager traded out the cold appetizer sized artichoke dip for a full sized plate. However, the hot outer and cold inner clearly indicated a rush microwave cooking method. The manager was excercised by multiple tables covering for the inexperienced wait staff.
Finally, plainly the system defects have not been worked out of this newly opened establishment that replaces "Planet Hollywood". The replacing of unskilled wait staff with seasoned, perceptive, well-informed servers will be the first step in this restaraunt's longevity in the highly competitive downtown restaraunt market.
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