Seattle >Food & Dining > Thomas Street Bistro
421 E Thomas St, Seattle, WA | Directions 9810247.620784 -122.325631
Open 7 Days A Week, 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Neighborhoods: Capitol Hill, Broadway
Worst service ever!!! – My girlfriend and I had the Groupon for this restaurant, I checked the website and it said the hours were 10am-10pm. I called to make reservations for 9pm (on 10/29/11 @ 1:32pm *For manager if they care*) but they said they latest they could do was 8:30pm so we agreed. We drove 50 minutes to get there and it took 18 minutes to find parking because of all the trick-or-treaters walking around the Broadway area. We got there at 8:48pm, waited for someone to help us, apologized that we were late and hoped to wait a bit for a table. The person we spoke to said they were no longer seating, the kitchen was closed at 8:30pm and the chef had left for the day! I said that's not possible, we had reservations for 8:30pm... He proceed to mention how it's past 8:30pm and we were late. I ask him why someone would refer me to 8:30pm reservations if the chef leaves at that time and closes the kitchen. He never answered my question and continued to mention that it doesn't matter because we were late. I was pretty upset that he never tried to help the situation, offer anything, or grab a manager. We will never bother giving this place a second chance, this is the worst we've ever been treated at a restaurant. Don't waste your time. We will be contacting Groupon for our money back.
stay home and cook instead – The dining room is about 12'x12', so the tables, and therefore people, are gently crammed in. The acoustic guitarist sat RIGHT behind my husband, knee touching his chair - nice music but difficult to hear the conversation.
My mushroom ravioli was good, but the other three people's food was mediocre at best. Bland chicken, tough veal, plain pasta...
The owner walked around and put a large glass on each table, telling us it was for tips for the musician. Tacky!
We all agreed we wouldn't return to Thomas St Bistro.
Great Restaurant!!! – Great food. Great Service. Great Place!
This is a really sweet, quaint restaurant to go anytime. Occasion or not, the Thomas Street Bistro is a really different feel then your normal CapHill restaurant. Its very intimate and has fabulous food for low prices and all sorts of wine!! (an absolute MUST for you wine lovers out there) I would recommend it to anyone!
la joie de vivre – wow...what a place. live music,great food.best service in seattle and three course dinner for under $20.00 food is real and very fresh,the owner really care about his customers and try his best to make them happy.great place for a date.
My new favorite neighborhood dinning spot – Went on a Thursday night with my girlfriend and found that this place is a winner for dates! Very cozy and intimate. Live jazz guitar made for a great fun atmosphere. The server was really friendly and helpful with the menu. We ordered seared salmon and steak with a bottle of wonderful red wine. Both meals were so good that we ended up switching plates! The owner even came out to check on everything and chat for a bit.
With these prices you can't beat the food and the experience that you get in return. They're even starting a half-price Happy Hour!
A one of a kind restaurant. We'll definitely be back!
Its time to enjoy sidewalk dinning – The Thomas Street Bistro is a cornucopia of savory entrees and fine wines surrounded by old world ambiance and live melodic music. Its central location catty-corner to Thomas Street Park on Capitol Hill makes for a quiet romantic dinner within its intimate surroundings.
Also the devoted warm and friendly eclectic patrons can enhance your dinning experience with enjoyable lively conversations.
Alan, the owner, recently added for the warmer days of spring and summer an array of out door tables under a delightful maroon canopy. The slightly angled sidewalk has been transformed with innovative level tables, This creative solution has added additional seating and takes the worry out of your fine wine and succulent culinary entrees made fresh daily from sliding off the table instead of into your mouth.
Great care in service anticipates your needs and freshly brewed piping hot coffee with complementary desert culminates for a wonderful dinning experience on anyone’s budget.
Alan also welcomes you to come just for a glass of wine and enjoy the diverse young local up and coming musical artists. Escape the ordinary vicissitudes of life for another time. Treat yourself to Thomas Street Bistro as your next dinning destination.
Great Value – This is a real find. The food is excellent and all locally-sourced and prepared by the owner. The price is right. He throws in lots of free things such as appetizers and dessert. Some place deserve success; others don't. This one deserves our support!
Great place to take a date! – This is a great place to take a date for a romantic dinner. The service was excellent, live music right next to you, food was delicious, all and all a great place to dine. For such a great dinner the prices are very affordable. Will definitely come back again!
Take your date here guys!!! – This place was a very unique experience, and definetly a romantic one, which is hard to find in seatle if you want coziness as well. I took my girlfriend here last friday night and we had the greatest time. The food was spiced very tastefully, service was quick, and true. The live music in the place was great, a musician would be playing piano guitar and singing. Definetly a place to come back too.....Soon
The food is really bad – I don't understand why this place is still in business unless it's the quaint atmosphere. But you can't eat atmosphere. And if you could, you wouldn't want to order it here. Note also the report of possible food-borne illness posted by an earlier reviewer. Never again!
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