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Emerald Grill

$$$
Lake Union
Contemporary
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211 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA (John St)
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Good for:
Casual Dining

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  • 36
    Very good
  • 32
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Watch where you sit

We were seated directly under a well known, longtime leak in the ceiling. Food and service were good if you don't mind getting dripped upon.

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 21, 2015
Theresa A
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Ferndale, Washington
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  • Casual Dining
  • Late Night
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Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We were staying at one of the Holiday Inns associated with this restaurant, so we went there after arriving the first evening in Seattle. We appreciated that they were open until 10 pm. They had a good beer selection (a lovely Elysian IPA) and really good food. (I completely disagree with the comparison to Denny's. That is so far from... More 

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Ferndale, Washington
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We were seated directly under a well known, longtime leak in the ceiling. Food and service were good if you don't mind getting dripped upon.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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51 reviews 51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I had no rental car and was way too lazy to venture out in the cold from the attached hotel. Wow I ate here two nights in a row and I highly recommend it! Hot fresh and more than I could ask for (usually) being away from home. I will always stay her and visit this restaurant when I am... More 

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Fort Langley, Canada
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133 reviews 133 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

It is a lot like Denny's. Mediocre food. Good place to get an ordinary breakfast. But there are so many great restaurants in this neighbourhood.

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New York City, New York
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159 reviews 159 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We got to Seattle ad were not oriented to it, and Emerald Grill was right on the corner. What a great comfort to have tasty, fresh food and not have to go so far, We loved our dinner salad and burger deluxe.

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Sunny SoCal
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71 reviews 71 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

My husband and I had dinner here last night, and the food was very good overall. He had the roasted chicken dinner and I had the mac n cheese. We shared our plates so we could try both. The chicken breast was very good, a.nd moist too. Sauce was yummy...the mashed potatoes and green beans were really good as well.... More 

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Washington, DC
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This little place was right next to the Holiday Inn on Dexter Street. Staying at the Hilday Inn got us a discount coupon to use here. The food was excellent and the service was friendly and responsive to our requests. We had a simple meal of soup and sandwich and were delighted by the freshness of the ingredients and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I went into the Emerald Grill solo and ordered the salmon with dill butter rice (YUM!!!!!!) and seasonal veggies. It was fantastic!!! Not only was everything cooked to perfection, but the rice and salmon were pleasantly dolloped with a dill butter sauce which made the flavor of the salmon stand out splendidly and my rice taste just like I like... More 

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Fargo, North Dakota, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Just arrived in Seattle at our Holiday Inn Express (great place to stay), and hoping our first meal there would be of fresh seafood, only to be disappointed. My salmon was tasteless (sauce and "relish" were overwhelming and did nothing to enhance the flavor of the fish so I pushed it to the side) and my green beans had the... More 

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Was in the holiday inn next door for 2 nights and we eat here rather than find some where else as it was a good selection and reasonably priced. If in Seattle again would look this place up.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 211 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA
    (John St)
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Lake Union
  • Neighborhood: Lake Union

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?