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Virginia Inn

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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1937 First Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
+1 206-728-1937
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Santa Monica
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51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

This is a lovely place. The menu has a strong French bistro influence (fabulous moules frites) and is relaxed with excellent service. The room is historical, beautiful and warm with a great old wooden bar and original old white tile floors. The Virginia Inn is next to a popular small strictly French restaurant, we were wondering if they share a... More 

Thank Paula_GSantaMonica
Santa Rosa, California
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

These guys were very accommodating letting me pick up an order to go since my friend had already crashed for the day. Got her the squash risotto and I had the crab louie - yum! Enough for 2 meals each!

Thank gordsgal
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206 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

We recently visited the Virginia Inn for a late lunch. We had been visiting the Space Needle and walking around the Fish Market and wanted a quiet place to sit and have lunch. We stumbled upon the restaurant and just decided to take a chance on it after viewing the menu outside. The bar atmosphere was nice, though, fairly busy,... More 

Thank TallieB
Montclair, NJ
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146 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

We got off the plane from NYC and wanted to have lunch at Pike Market...not happening as it was more crowded than Fifth Avenue. So we took a walk and stumbled upon this lovely restaurant. Good service, a great Crab Louie salad and reasonable prices. My husband had the fish and chips and they were lovely, too.

Thank VanderZyppe
Tucson, Arizona
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62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

The place has a great neon sign. Very cool. It's been around since the early 1900's. We were looking for a place with a variety of meals away from the hub bub of Pikes Place Market and felt like we found it here. We had a sandwich and and clams. Both were very good and we had good service too.

Thank monica h
Vancouver, Washington
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

We sought out the Virginia based on reviews and were not disappointed. Our waiter was very personable and helpful in choosing food and drink. He recommended the scallops, which I am partial to, but find are too often nearly tasteless. These in fact were delicious. One outstanding feature I had to share with the waiter - all three of us... More 

Thank Eric W
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

We ate here on a busy Saturday and our first visit to Seattle. It's on the corner and just a short walk to Pikes Market. We had fish and chips and the fish was local cod ($14) and a hamburger ($14). It was a very enjoyable meal.

Thank Karen D
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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67 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016

Wandered along 1st Ave. looking for food on a weekday. We stopped to read all the menus and the VI's looked good. It is an inviting place, which is unusual along 1st street, as it is populated with many cool bars for well-paid singles, mixing acidic $16 cocktails. For us, the VI offered a delicious grilled sockeye salmon and a... More 

Thank Tom W
Ottawa, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

Very disappointed with the service and the food was on the verge of acceptable. :( We had a server that was out of it completely. You make your own judgment. I think the owner should prohibit staff from being intoxicated while working. We were a party of 5, and asked for appetizers and mains. The order was delayed by 45... More 

Thank Suliman C
Springfield, VA
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50 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

They have street tables but we chose to sit inside in a booth as the chairs at the tables did not look that comfortable (wicker). We ate there several times since it was convenient to our hotel, reasonably priced, and the food was good. They didn't have a large menu. But what they had was good and the service was... More 

Thank Agnes H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1937 First Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 206-728-1937

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?