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TASTE Restaurant

1300 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101 (Downtown)
(206) 903-5291
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Ranked #501 of 3,446 Restaurants in Seattle
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Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Union
Transit: Bus 10, 12, 15, 18, 21 & 22
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78 reviews from our community

71% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Wildwood Crest, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

See its review on the Seattle Art Museum review. Great meal of Pacific North West Wild Salmon on farao grain. Husband also had a great meal. Both meals ranked very high on list of all meals we had in Greater Seattle Area during 7 night stay

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San Diego, California
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

After a morning of climbing all over downtown Seattle, we were hot, exhausted travelers who felt like we had just finished the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Despite our disheveled spirits, the wait staff was wonderful, seemed to understand exactly what we needed, magically restored our souls, and fed us a lovely meal that allowed us to enjoy the museum. After... More

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Varese, Italy
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The restaurant is conveniently located within the Seattle Art Museum and has a very interesting design. As the menu didn't offer many choices I picked a Louie salad with bay shrimp, even if I'm not a big salad fan. The salad was absolutely delicious and the service was really good. The restaurant also has really good prices for what it... More

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44 reviews 44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

If you're near the Seattle Art Museum and feeling peckish, duck into the museum restaurant, TASTE, and order any of the starters or sides. It won't take long. There's a list of delicious wines-by-the-glass to accompany. And, at least on the night I was there, the server was fast, friendly and helpful. Didn't order from the main menu, but that... More

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seattle, washington
Top Contributor
138 reviews 138 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

I have favored TASTE as a perfect spot to eat before symphony concerts. That is, until Saturday evening. I had noted in my 6:30 resv. we had an 8 p.m. concert, right across the street. Order taken promptly, and first chourses arrived hot and delicious. The LONG wait began. Eventually another waiter tried to deliver duplicate first courses (by this... More

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Santa Cruz, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

We found this while escaping the chaos of Pike Place. We walked in without reservations and found they were busy at 2:00 on a Saturday, not surprising. We were seated quickly and promptly had a waiter at the table. Food came quickly and was very good. The hamburger was cooked properly and had great flavor. The pasta cream dish was... More

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Seattle, Washington
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

A natural place to stop for lunch while at the museum, this venue is open for dinner as well. Modern furnishings. Large bar with seating. The menu and portions are small. Beef burger sliders with fries is the best of all offerings. Flat bread pizza with carmelized onions/ chees and balsamic should be a starter, not a lunch entree. While... More

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Rome, Lazio, Italy
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Just got back from five days sight seeing in Seattle while my husband mentored at the Kois Center. This was by far the best lunch I had during my stay. I took a break during my museum viewing for lunch. This was perfect. Nice menu. Upscale Decor. Delightful light lunch. You must have dessert though. Their "The Spice Road" cookie... More

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Top Contributor
163 reviews 163 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We tried the fixed price menu, each of us getting different things. The radicchio salad was fabulous. A good start to the meal. But the onion soup should have tipped us off. In a city of great bread, why did the gruyere covered toast that accompanied it taste like Wonder Bread with a slightly better crust? The bread brought to... More

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Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Housed in the building with the Seattle Art Museum, this is a low key bustling restaurant with a delightful creative bartender (Duncan) and at least one adequate waiter, the one we were stuck with, who didn't see fit to tell us his name. The grilled sardine appetizer and the creamy polenta were delicious. My husband eats meat and enjoyed the... More

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