We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

TASTE Restaurant

#681 of 3,118 Restaurants in Seattle
#799 of 3,648 Places to Eat in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
American, Organic
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1300 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101 (Union)
Bus 10, 12, 15, 18, 21 & 22
+1 206-903-5291
Website
Improve this listing
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wed - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Private Dining, Reservations
Description: We are a downtown gathering place, where soul-satisfying foods radiate...
We are a downtown gathering place, where soul-satisfying foods radiate with the intense flavors of seasonal ingredients from our favorite local farmers and producers. Executive chef, Craig Hetherington, can make tomato soup with griddled cheese sandwich seem just as refined as his Dungeness crab tagliatelle. Pastry chef Will Fausser explores variations on classic desserts such as Theo chocolate cake with marshmallow topping and graham cracker ice cream and milk and cookies. A choice of large or small plates makes exploring and sharing the menu a breeze. Our wines come exclusively from the Northwest and are priced to purchase by the glass or bottle. Our beers are also brewed here in the Northwest. We are located at the Seattle Art Museum, which is a block away from the main entrance of Pike Place Market and a short walk from the downtown shopping district.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 101 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 37
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
good meal

Had dinner here with my vegetarian daughter-we both loved the kale salad; she loved her pasta and the flatbread was really good as well! Service was excellent; nice dining experience.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
E C
,
District of Columbia
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
Add Photo Write a Review

101 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Wyoming, Michigan
Level Contributor
20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We took our granddaughter here for lunch before touring museum. She loved being in a "fancy" restaurant. Service was excellent, and friendly. We were glad we went.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Denver, Colorado
Level Contributor
221 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We had lunch at Taste before going to see the museum. We ordered polenta frites, seafood chowder, sparkling wine and cheese pizza. The restaurant wasn't busy at all when we were there, so we were seated and served promptly. When I'm back in my hometown, I will dine here again. I miss Seattle!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We had lunch or brunch there several times. It's ALWAYS the best! The chef is very creative, but in a good way. Great attention to detail, everything is excellent. The Reuben is as good as it gets, and whoever does their desserts is on top of their game. The spice cake has a depth of flavor that is amazing. The... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
District of Columbia
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Had dinner here with my vegetarian daughter-we both loved the kale salad; she loved her pasta and the flatbread was really good as well! Service was excellent; nice dining experience.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Olympia, WA
Level Contributor
76 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I can't remember the last time I walked out of a restaurant, yet yesterday that is what we did at Taste. We had purchased an Amazon local deal for the Seattle Art Museum that included an invitation to visit their restaurant for free frites after the gallery. We entered to a chaotic restaurant where a customer guided us to the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Gig Harbor, Washington
Level Contributor
14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Taste Restaurant is a hidden treasure. Seattle is full of "good" eateries, this place is fantastic. The food was well prepared and artfully plated. Each morsel was multidimensional, unique, a real treat for the palate. The Chef and Sous Chef are truly gifted! There is a wonderful selection of items to choose from in all price ranges. The staff went... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Davis, California
Level Contributor
240 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We had lunch here recently because we were at the Seattle Art Museum and it was convenient. The lunch was actually very good. My husband had the Croque Monsieur, which was a grilled ham and cheese with tomato soup. I had the Louie salad with shrimp. The soup/sandwich was okay, nothing spectacular, but the shrimp Louie was excellent - lots... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Seattle, Washington
Level Contributor
21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

Taste ok, I had the croque Monsieur. Basically a grilled ham & cheese, I wasn't expecting Paris, but this was bland. As was the tomatoe soup. Delicious pickle though. Had rubarb pie for desert, very flavorful, nice almond crust! Among entrees Our group had several fava beans w pasta and micro greens in broth, no spoon provided: 3 mini bites... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Henderson, Nevada
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Ate there last month on a Saturday around 1230pm. The restaurant was packed at first. After waiting 25 min for a table, the waiter was too busy to get our drink orders. After finally ordering the food, it took another 30-35 min for some burger, fries, kids chicken finger. The chicken finger had absolutely NO taste, not even salt. The... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Seattle, Washington
Level Contributor
147 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I've had lunch here numerous times, and although one should not be in a hurry, it is consistently good. Not long ago we had a group show in the Art Museum so met here for dinner before with a couple options. All were very good, albeit quite expensive. The other night we came here after a gallery opening (best to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed TASTE Restaurant also viewed

 

Been to TASTE Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1300 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
    (Union)
  • Public Transportation: Bus 10, 12, 15, 18, 21 & 22
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: +1 206-903-5291

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40
  • Cuisine: American, Organic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

We are a downtown gathering place, where soul-satisfying foods radiate with the intense flavors of seasonal ingredients from our favorite local farmers and producers. Executive chef, Craig Hetherington, can make tomato soup with griddled cheese sandwich seem just as refined as his Dungeness crab tagliatelle. Pastry chef Will Fausser explores variations on classic desserts such as Theo chocolate cake with marshmallow topping and graham cracker ice cream and milk and cookies. A choice of large or small plates makes exploring and sharing the menu a breeze. Our wines come exclusively from the Northwest and are priced to purchase by the glass or bottle. Our beers are also brewed here in the Northwest. We are located at the Seattle Art Museum, which is a block away from the main entrance of Pike Place Market and a short walk from the downtown shopping district.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from TASTE Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?