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How to Cook a Wolf

#402 of 3,559 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
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner
Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 31
    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
Some of the best food I've ever eaten in Seattle

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
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  • Romance
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85 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Seattle, Washington
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

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
Top Contributor
161 reviews 161 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 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
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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702 reviews 702 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
800 helpful votes 800 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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104 reviews 104 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?