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“Great view. Fabulous experience.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Palisade

Palisade
2601 West Marina Place, Seattle, WA 98199
(206) 285-1000
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Ranked #67 of 3,387 restaurants in Seattle
Price range: $31 - $100
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Asian fusion
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Fine Dining
sfo
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great view. Fabulous experience.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

My wife and I are not foodies but we like great restaurants. You will not be disappointed.

Tremendous ambiance. Goldilocks vibe...not too quiet, not too loud...HUGE expansive room with floor to ceiling windows. We got lucky and got a window but there's not many bad tables.

Great service. Prompt but gave us space. Great recommendations.

Food & Wine--killer crab and lobster dip (was a favorite on Yelp). The seafood is pricey ($40/plate) so I went more turf..wife went shrimp route..both were very good. Wine list was solid and reasonable. Both were really good.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Seattle, Washington
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Hasn't improved”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

We started by taking my own advice and stopped in the bar for a quick drink and snack (previously I had suggested staying away from dining here and just having drinks to enjoy the view.) Unfortunately, we had been sailing all day and decided to have dinner after all. Things have not improved at this once very good restaurant. We seated ourselves at one of about 10 tables in the bar, with only 1 other couple in the bar at 6pm on a holiday evening. We had to ask for menus and ordered a bottle of wine. The bottle arrived, was opened, and left with two empty wine glasses?? We don’t have a problem with pouring our own – if this were a pub – but at an upscale restaurant one normally expects the wine to be served. We then ordered dinner. Salads arrived, no utensils; utensils arrived, no napkins; asked for water – gave up. Mains arrived and halibut was very tasty but the sauces were very odd for halibut, bright yellow and tobasco flavored (HOT) and did not work with halibut. My wife’s salmon was well done and ruined. We overheard an adjacent table with the same issue – salmon over cooked. We asked for the bill after a considerable wait. Of course, there were now all of 3 tables filled in the bar so why would you expect good service. The prices are ridiculous for the poor service and bad food quality. With the great view and location, we just hope the restaurant will go broke soon and have a replacement restaurant with higher standards soon.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Chandler, Arizona
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30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“When in Seattle you must visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Your trip to Seattle would not be complete without a visit to Palisade restaurant at Elliott Bay Marina below the cliffs of Magnolia. Sitting on the edge of Smith Cove, Palisade provide a magnificent view of the Seattle skyline, great any day, and spectacular at night. Entering the restaurant you will be impressed with the live aquarium which contains most of the species found in Elliott Bay, including salmon, dungeness crab and shrimp. And then there is the wonderful food prepared by inspired chefs. Must have items include: Dungeness crab cakes; Yellowtail Maki Roll; Apple Smoked Salmon Chowder; and when in season, Copper River Salmon Belly - YUMMY!

I have taken several guests to Palisade and never had a bad experience, and impressed everyone. I can't recommend Palisade too highly. Love it.

  • 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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Seattle, Washington
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20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Prime View.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

The location is excellent. On a clear day, one can look across Elliott Bay towards downtown Seattle and it's iconic space needle. Further east and south, Mt. Rainier is absolutely beautiful. The restaurant itself has a very open feel. Very casual. No white linen on the table though which was surprising to me. Service was efficient and friendly.
Food was fine. Seafood was cooked well, seasoned well, presented well. There was no wow factor however. There was nothing original which was ok since I was more enthralled with the view. Giving it 4 stars mainly because of the view. Worth the trip out in Magnolia on a gorgeous summer day. Try the very inexpensive 3-course lunch and early dinner.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Mercer Island, Washington
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Outstanding food and service in a gorgeous setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

My husband and I had a wonderful dinner at Palisade last night. Our waiter provided great service. We were especially impressed that when I ordered an appetizer with brie and my husband ordered a salad with tomatoes and mozzarella and we mentioned that we were planning to share them, our waiter offered to split them each on to two plates and serve one as a first course and one as a second course, before our entrees. This worked out perfectly and made for a very pleasant dinner. And I don't want to forget that the food was outstanding as well. After we ate, we took a stroll along the waterfront (it is paved) and looked at all the boats in the marina. A perfect way to finish the evening. It was my first time at the restaurant and we definitely plan to return on special occasions, especially when we have out- of- town guests visiting.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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