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TASTE Restaurant

#585 of 3,029 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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1300 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101-2003 (Union)
+1 206-903-5291
Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wed - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2016

I have lunched at Taste, and stopped by for a light supper before the Symphony. The food is tasty; the setting attractive and the waitstaff is friendly and helpful.

Thank Sally R
Poulsbo, Washington
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2016

The food I'd good but very expensive for the portions and the service is slow. Also, the hostess at the front counter was rather dismissive on the several times I have visited with friends.

Thank Nanz A
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2015

Most people fail to notice that many museums provide a useful location for reasonably priced food without setting foot in the actual museum. This often includes fast service and menus that cover any special requests (vegan, gluten free etc). In Seattle's case, Taste has both a bar/counter area and regular tables and unlike some museums, takes reservations on Open Table.... More 

Thank josef v
Bellingham, Washington
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136 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2015

After thre hours of the SAM we had a great lunch. Recommend the small plates with lots of "tastes," the fries and deviled eggs...YUM!

Thank Norman S
Puyallup, Washington
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142 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2015

We had read reviews placing this cafe in the forefront of area places for a bite to eat. since we were wrapping up a few hours in the SAM and didn't want to dodge crowds in the Pike Place Market, this was a definite plus! Food was great. Portions as expected and prices average for the area. Enjoyed beer and... More 

Thank JeanieV
Sammamish, Washington
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77 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2015

Intrigued by the numerous positive reviews, hubby and I decided to have a late lunch here after doing a Theo's chocolate factory tour (an absolute must-do!) followed by a few hours exploring SAM. The restaurant closes at 5 p.m. on Saturday, but it's definitely worth carving out time for a meal at this delightful bistro. The decor is trendy but... More 

Thank Carpathia
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88 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2015

A return visit - Charcuterie Plate for me -fantastic! I couldn't finish it and I can eat a lot. Order it - you won't be disappointed. My wife had Tagliatelle with Chanterelles and (I think) bacon. It was soooo good. You could taste every ingredient. If they have it available on our next visit I WILL order it. The star... More 

Thank Kayakerjim
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137 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2015

The first place I ate in Seattle and possibly the best, the food was modern but ample, classics with a twist and done well. it was so good we went back a week later.

Thank Brian I
Seattle, Washington
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105 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2015

This is much more than a typical museum cafe! It's a restaurant worth visiting even if you don't enter SAM. The menu here is not large, but the food is prepared with care and excites the senses. We've been there for lunch and dinner several times, and never disappointed. Even occasionally delighted.

Thank SeattleRoamer
Tucson, Arizona
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573 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2015

We scored a triple here during lunch on an early Sunday afternoon. First, the food proved to be superb. I had smoked salmon on flat bread ($14) with red onions, capers, creme fraiche and lots of fresh lettuce. It was absolutely delicious and such a large portion that the dish could have served two people. One of our dining companions... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1300 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101-2003
  • Public Transportation: Bus 10, 12, 15, 18, 21 & 22
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: +1 206-903-5291
We are a downtown gathering place, where soul-satisfying foods radiate with the intense flavors of seasonal ingredients from our favorite local farmers and producers. Executive chef, Craig Hetherington, can make tomato soup with griddled cheese sandwich seem just as refined as his Dungeness crab tagliatelle. Pastry chef Will Fausser explores variations on classic desserts such as Theo chocolate cake with marshmallow topping and graham cracker ice cream and milk and cookies. A choice of large or small plates makes exploring and sharing the menu a breeze. Our wines come exclusively from the Northwest and are priced to purchase by the glass or bottle. Our beers are also brewed here in the Northwest. We are located at the Seattle Art Museum, which is a block away from the main entrance of Pike Place Market and a short walk from the downtown shopping district.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?