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$5 - $24
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American, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
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Late Night, Dinner, Drinks
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Reviewed February 24, 2020

When we want to go out for a satisfying meal and a good value this is the place we head for. I love the food and have been all over the menu, nothing disappoints. Good drinks program as well.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed December 29, 2018

I've eaten here a couple of times over the years, and enjoyed it. Last night I had the best burger I've ever had! It was cooked perfectly medium rare as requested, and had such great char flavor! The bun looked small, but the burger was...thick and wonderful, with cheddar (my request, instead of Swiss), poblano chiles, and spicy aioli. Just so good! It came with great frites, and we shared some (large portion) fried brussels sprouts in a honey chile vinaigrette. I would have liked some acid/vinegar on the sprouts, but they were delicious, especially the char. My husband enjoyed his short ribs on polenta, very tasty, said the meat could have been a little more tender. We enjoyed our drinks and wine. Our server was mostly attentive, just a couple of lapses. Overall a wonderful dinner.More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed October 8, 2018

They had The Lady Vanishes, a Hitchcock classic, playing on the TV in the bar. I was sold on the Blue Glass from that moment on. We had stopped in for a light dinner, and ordered off the apps menu. Service was stellar--our server (Mike?)...was attentive and friendly, but knew when to leave us alone. The small plates we tried were albondigas (Spanish-style meatballs in a spicy red sauce); burratta with grape tomatoes; and the fries with aoili. The food was tasty, but didn't blow me away. I would probably try other items on the small plates menu before getting these again. The menu is seasonal, so what you try is likely to be different than what we tried. I was hoping for shoestring fries, rather than the standard ones. Still good, and the aoili was very nice. The portions were generous--two adults and we couldn't finish any of them! They focus on wine and cocktails, but have a small draft beer menu. It had several of my favourite local brews, so that worked out well, as I am not a wine lover. The atmosphere is friendly and intimate. The lighting is dim but not so dark you strain to see the menu. We felt enveloped in a friendly, cosy, hideaway.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

I came here for dinner, having read a number of good reviews, and I wasn’t disappointed. I had the special of the day, being Alaskan halibut, and note chef put quality over quantity. The whole meal was great, with each tasty element adding up to...a great meal. And for a change I had room for dessert (creme brûlée) as I said before, quality. Not quantity! Worth paying a bit more for a premium meal.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed July 23, 2018

This is the place to be on a lovely evening in Seattle. Perfect wine pairing; great food and the atmosphere cannot be beat. The waitstaff are great--attentive but not hovering. They seem to arrive exactly at the time you want your plates cleared and another...pour of their delicious wine. Lots of specials that are unique, delicious and fun. Do not hesitate to spend a great evening dining on the patio or inside. Or cozy up to the bar. Our new favorite restaurant. Also, very romantic!More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I wanted dinner in a local spot and we stumbled into this place. Service was excellent, ambiance was top notch, Carrie Jo was very attentive, my seafood spaghetti dish was great and the blackberry cobbler ala mode wrapped up a great meal....My wife chose a couple of appetizers that were happy hour prices for her dinner and was quite happy. My Silver City Red beer was good enough to have two and my wife enjoyed her Milbrandt Pinot Gris. Amazing little find for us and you won’t go wrong eating here.More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed May 20, 2018

The meal and service were excellent. We started with grilled sprouts, which appeared weird but were excellent and very tasty, We also had Parmesan frites, and Thai mussels. The frites were filling but more ordinary while the mussels were a really nice treat in their...coconut green curry sauce. For mains, we had steaks which were very nice. This is a local, off the beaten track restaurant in Ballard and one we ill definitely re-visit when back in town.More

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed March 4, 2018

The Blue Glass is a small bar/restaurant that is consistently warm and comfortable, especially perfect on rainy days. The server, CJ, is as friendly and professional as they come. She is part of the reason I like to go there. Happy hour is the time...to go - not as crowded and a great martini. The small plates are good as well.More

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed September 21, 2017

The Blue Glass is located a little east of 8th Ave NW on NW 65th Street. The restaurant is cozy but comfortable. I ordered the Steak Frites. The steak was done exactly to order and was delicious. Good fries too. Washed down with a very...tasty locally brewed No 6 apple Cider. My wife had the Crab Spaghetti which she said was excellent, accompanied by a very good Manhattan cocktail off the Happy Hour Menu. Dessert was an Apple Bread Pudding to which I added a scoop of ice cream. Very yummy except the wife insisted on having some of it! I promised myself I would have the Chocolate Lava Cake next time I go. Service was very friendly and efficient and the overall ambiance was great we thought. There is a small parking lot but otherwise there is street parking. It's not a cheap restaurant by any means but, overall, we thought it was good value for money and we will definitely be back.More

Date of visit: September 2017
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Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

The brussel sprout appetizer and dugeness crab pasta were outstanding and the service was wonderful too. If you're in the mood for great food, friendly service and reasonable prices, stop by The Blue Glass and you can get all three.

Date of visit: September 2017
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