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“Expensive for pizza only night...” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Hitchcock

Hitchcock
133 Winslow Way E, Bainbridge Island, WA 98122
1 206.201.3789
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Price range: $0 - $50
Cuisines: American, Fusion
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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“Expensive for pizza only night...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013 via mobile

Hearing rave reviews about the creativity and good tastes, I ventured in with a reservation for four. We were cautioned at the door, not when making the reservation, that it was "Italian only night." Too late to go somewhere else, we stayed to have a good Italian meal. However, it wasn't really Italian night, it was pizza night. The only entrees were pizzas. We made the best of it and ordered some interesting appetizers to break up the monotony. A sardine plate came swimming in oil. There was so much oil that the server proceeded to spill it all over the table. The sardines were particularly slender with little flesh. A disappointment. The salad was simple and superb, with outstanding parmesan shavings. The pizzas were interesting, but unremarkable. Comparing them to several well-known stops in Seattle, such as Serious Pie, they don't compare. The fig pizza was quirky, the pizza highlighting their meats was much better. Regardless, they arrived cold and the crusts had become a bit soft. The restaurant, while charming in appearance, is overcrowded and extremely noisy. The din made it impossible to have a regular toned conversation, unless lucky enough to be in a booth (we were). The tables are too closely spaced, with many an "excuse me" offered as coats dragged over tables or brushed seated customers' heads. The evening remained pleasant - the staff was cheerful, the environment was happy. But overall, +$150 for a cold pizza dinner with wine for four, seems a bit excessive. Perhaps, the regular menu surpasses this expensive but casual evening.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Fairbanks, Alaska
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Amazing MNO (mom's night out)!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

Truly a MNO (mom's night out) treat!! We had A BLAST on our adventure to Bainbridge Island! Everything: the oysters, on the half shell, the beef marrow bone, the sprouted broccoli, bagna cauda and the traditional St. Paddy's Day corned beef and cabbage just to name a few!! Thank you for everything, you and your staff are AMAZING!!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Baltimore, MD
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Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Deli-Perfect lunch and decadent dessert”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

Right next door to Hitchcock is their Delicatessen Charcuterie. A small group of us stopped in for lunch on a weekday. It's a small deli and we were lucky to score the counter seats in front of the window. There is some outdoor seating for warmer days. I had the split pea soup and BLT with egg salad. Both were delicious. While not the cheapest lunch ever, compared to some other menus we looked at walking around, items were less expensive at the deli. And the quality was superb and fresh. Everyone in my group was happy with their lunch choices.
My friend and I could not stop thinking about the fudge displayed for dessert and hiked back from the ferry line later that day just to get some before we left the island.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Seattle
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36 restaurant reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Profoundly disappointed.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

My wife and I had been looking forward to Hitchcock but were profoundly disappointed. Both the lonza meat and the carrot salad openers were very good, however, things went downhill from there. The pork chop was not uniformly cooked to the point of being nearly raw in places while being excessively salty even for a palate that enjoys salt. The fettuccine was made with an excellent pasta that was ruined by a sauce that seemed to contain nothing but vinegar. We would have returned the dishes to the kitchen except for the fact that we wished to catch a ferry back to Seattle. We won't be returning.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Victoria, Canada
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“Excellent Food and Value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

To tell you the truth, the name didn't attract us. We thought it would be a movie theme park or something. But we read up on reviews and found them very favourable, so, as it was nearby, we took a chance and were not disappointed. It is an attractive room with mostly bench seating and not too large. You can see the kitchen at the far end. We had seared albacore tuna and halibut and they were cooked to perfection. Very nicey displayed on the plate and delicious to eat. Don't let the name put you off. It is on the main drag in Winslow.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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