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How to Cook a Wolf

#295 of 3,090 Restaurants in Seattle
#345 of 3,573 Places to Eat in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
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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
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 2
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Energetic and great food

Came here on the suggestion of a friend and had a great time. Reservations should be called in ahead of time but we were able to get a seat at the bar and eat there. The clams, beet salad and the asparagus were fantastic and the wine that went with it on the suggestion of Joey the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
peterballantine
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Bountiful, Utah
Good for:
  • Romantic
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English first
Bountiful, Utah
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52 reviews 52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Came here on the suggestion of a friend and had a great time. Reservations should be called in ahead of time but we were able to get a seat at the bar and eat there. The clams, beet salad and the asparagus were fantastic and the wine that went with it on the suggestion of Joey the server/bartender was excellent.... More 

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Bellingham, Washington, United States
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61 reviews 61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We came here before the ballet and had an amazing meal of pasta and salad. My sister in law had called ahead and they had some gluten free pasta ready for her which I tried and couldn't even tell it was GF. The waitstaff was attentive and atmosphere was very nice.

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Peoria, Arizona
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46 reviews 46 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The bruschetta was tasty. The cannoli were delicious. The gnocchi and the pork tenderloin were delicious. The salami board was very good.

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Seattle, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

The atmosphere, the menu, the food and the entire staff make this one of the best places to dine in the US. A special place where everything is remarkable!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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163 reviews 163 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 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
97 reviews 97 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
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7 reviews 7 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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789 reviews 789 reviews
293 restaurant reviews
954 helpful votes 954 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant 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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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: Romantic
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?