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How to Cook a Wolf

#387 of 3,541 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Seafood, Pasta
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2208 Queen Anne Avenue North, Seattle, WA (Boston St)
(206) 838-8090
Today
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance

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Visitor rating
  • 30
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Out of this world !!! Great Seattle Pick !!! RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

Nothing less than 5 stars ! Three of us for dinner on Saturday night --- you definitely need reservations (singles maybe able to tuck into bar, but that was packed too) Fabulous service, small but diverse menu. At the recommendation of staff we ordered family style - one appetizer, two... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
NYSAILORGAL
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Romance
  • Dinner
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84 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
160 reviews 160 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Nothing less than 5 stars ! Three of us for dinner on Saturday night --- you definitely need reservations (singles maybe able to tuck into bar, but that was packed too) Fabulous service, small but diverse menu. At the recommendation of staff we ordered family style - one appetizer, two pastas, one meat dish. (Gem lettuce, two Bucatini and one... More 

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Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Are you visiting Seattle? Do you want one of the best meals you will find in Seattle? Then make reservations here. Reservations can be very difficult to get since the restaurant is quite small but they are worth the effort. This restaurant has many awesome qualities but it's most important is it's food. The food is Italian style and intended... More 

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This was one of the best meals we've had in Seattle. Great atmosphere, attentive service, and great food. Definitely worth checking out several times!

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Modesto, California, United States
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

This is a great place to enjoy a meal[s] with family and friends. Meals are served "family" style with small (generally) plates but enough to sare for four people, if you have more they will increase serving size to meet your needs. Staff was friendly, knowlegable and efficient. I would add two items to their menu; a pizza dis that... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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614 reviews 614 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
718 helpful votes 718 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

How To Cook A Wolf takes its name from a 1942 cookbook that strived to help readers use simple ingredients to prepare delicious dishes during wartime shortages. No shortages exist now, but this restaurant embraces the concept. Basic ingredients generally blend well here for superb offerings on the menu. The restaurant encourages family-style dining and offers no standard-size entrees. Four... More 

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Monroe, Oregon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

How to Cook a Wolf is not a place if you want a full course sit-down meal. But if you are into tastes, and excellent service I recommend it. The wine list is good, not great, but it covers most of the taste profiles at reasonable prices. The small plates are what they say, but sharing several brings the opportunity... More 

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San Diego, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014 via mobile

This place was great! It's located in the Queen Anne neighborhood which is super cute. They had an amazing wine list. Very extensive Italian wines & the staff were very knowledgable about them & made good recommendations. Small place...we got lucky walking in, but would recommend making reservations

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New Westminster, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We came down from BC on a family getaway and were really excited to try this place! The service & atmosphere didn't disappoint. They were still vibrantly busy at 9pm mid-week, and our server had great knowledge about the menu items & their preparation. Their service was warm & welcoming, and the bathrooms were spotless. The only reason I didn't... More 

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McLean, Virginia
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94 reviews 94 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Five of us at at How to Cook a Wolf on Sunday night - we couldn't get a table until 8pm. The five person one is their "big" table. The service was friendly and prompt and the food was very fresh and well cooked. We had, grilled octopus, scallops, roasted pumpkin, beet salad, pasta with bolognaise blanc (we had a... More 

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Northern California
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155 reviews 155 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Before arriving in Seattle (we're fairly foodie and we had two weeks in Seattle) we knew that we were supposed to hit at least one restaurant each of Ethan Stoll, Maria Hines and Tom Douglas. This was the only Ethan Stoll restaurant that we got to. Plus: Excellent food (duck mousse; becatini w/tuna; pork) and wine. Minus: Though a very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2208 Queen Anne Avenue North, Seattle, WA
    (Boston St)
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: (206) 838-8090

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romance
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?